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FAITH ANN MARIE NICOLE KING-BASEY, 15

Sacramento, CA teen Faith King-Basey has been missing from the Discovery Park area since April 27, 2017. Faith is 15 years old, 5’2″, 120 lbs, blue eyes, and had dyed blonde hair when last seen. She has a seizure disorder, heart sensitivity and bee allergy, and is missing without her seizure medication and Epi-Pen.

If you’ve seen Faith, please contact the Sacramento Police Department at 916-808-0560, or dial 911 and mention case #17-175441.

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BACKSTORY
Faith is a typical Grant High School student in Sacramento, California. In the months and weeks prior to Faith’s disappearance, she began experimenting with her appearance by constantly changing her hair style and color, makeup, and attire. The teen also had begun to bring home expensive gifts such as dresses, Louis Vuitton hand bags and makeup she was receiving from a mysterious person. Just like many teen girls, Faith was secretive about the where these posh gifts were coming from, claiming they were coming from “just a friend” she had been helping tutor. Like any caring and aware mother would, Faith’s mother Jessica King became concerned for her daughter’s safety. Faith reassured her mom that the lavish gifts were just payment for the tutoring. She asked Faith to be careful, and she kept a watchful eye on her daughter.

MISSING
On April 26, the day before she disappeared, Faith and her mom had a “little tiff”, so Faith decided to spend the night at a friend’s house. The next day, April 27, she called her Mom claiming to have a headache and said she was heading home. But, she never showed up.

After she went missing, a classmate of Faith’s told her mom some troubling information that led the mom to conclude the “mysterious tutoring student” was in fact an older admirer, one Faith possibly met online.

An acquaintance of Faith’s said he saw her shortly after she went missing. He told Faith’s mom that she was seen posing for pictures on the levee, by a boat ramp near Discovery Park, somewhere between Richards Blvd. and old-town Sacramento. The acquaintance said the type of pictures she was taking were similar to those seen on Backpage. No other information was given.

Faith’s mom stated Faith has a friend with “a history of making poor choices”, but that the girl won’t discuss Faith with anyone, and has denied knowing anything about Faith’s whereabouts.

Faith’s mom also believes Faith took a few Uber rides, but can’t find any trace of it on Faith’s accounts. Faith is believed to also have a Line account, Kik account, and Snapchat account, which can no longer be located. She also learned Faith had made a second Gmail account, which she also cannot locate. Because of this mix of complex information, Faith’s mom now fears her daughter has become a victim of sex trafficking.

Justice for Yingying Zhang

A swelling crowd outside Urbana’s federal courtroom building could be overheard chanting “Justice for Yingying” at Brendt Christensen’s accusal hearing this morning, which lasted a mere nine minutes. Christensen is in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service, being held without bond. He will face a judge again on July 5 to determine bond. The indictment hearing is scheduled for July 14, unless there is an indictment from a grand jury prior to that date.

Brendt Christensen’s booking photo

Today’s hearing had to be moved to a larger courtroom to accommodate the members of both families, Yingying’s and Christensen’s. Donning a prison jumpsuit, shackles at the ankles, and dead eyes, Christensen remained silent during the hearing, speaking only to acknowledge understanding of his rights. At minimum, Christensen faces up to life in prison for the kidnapping charge. In federal kidnapping cases where a death has occurred, the penalty is  either mandatory life or the death penalty.

Newlyweds Brendt and Michelle Christensen in 2012, standing in front of the 2008 Saturn Astra that was used to kidnap Yingying Zhang on June 9, 2017.

The day before he was arrested, Christensen brazenly attended the walk for Yingying, smiling while in the arm of an unknown woman who is not his wife.

Meanwhile, Yingying is still missing.

Ara “Piqui” Andressian Jr. Has Been Found

The boy we’ve all come to love, Piqui, that beautiful child we hoped was being hidden away yet safe and sound, has been found deceased. On July 1, 2017, LA County Sheriff’s officials confirmed that little Piqui’s body was found at Vista Point, an area accessed by Highway 154, located next to the campground and recreation area entrance at Lake Cachuma and overlook of Bradbury Dam.


Photo courtesy of Gigi Graciette

Andressian Sr. planned Piqui’s murder as punishment to Piqui’s mother during their hostile divorce and custody battle. He had been uncooperative and lied to investigators prior to heading to Las Vegas, where he was observed partying it up. Andressian was then arrested just before fleeing the country to a place he could not be extradited. Recently, investigators found evidence on Andressian Sr.’s hard drive indicating he had searched how and where to hide a body.

In his first court appearance, Andressian Sr. appeared to find the loss of his son to be a laughing matter.

But we are all enjoying this image of him in chains

It’s been reported that Andressian Sr. told authorities where they could find Piqui’s body. Investigators have now placed a security hold on this case, which prevents coroner’s officials from discussing it further.

In a small twist, criminal attorney Daniel Nardoni has stated he is no longer providing Andressian Sr.’s legal counsel. Andressian Sr.’s new criminal attorney is Ambrosio Rodriguez.  Rodriguez stated Andressian Sr. would be entering a plea of not guilty at Monday’s arraignment.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to all those who loved and lost Piqui. Here at FMP, we especially send sympathies to Piqui’s mommy Ana Estevez, who’s life has been forever damaged by this unfathomable and unnecessary tragedy.

Young Piqui and his beautiful mommy




Brendt Christensen Arrested for Abduction of Yingying Zhang

It is with unmeasurable sadness that we announce beautiful Yingying Zhang is presumed dead at the hands of Brendt Christensen.


photo courtesy of WBC News and Heavy.com

In the early evening of June 30, 2017, the FBI and UI police, and K9 officers rolled up to 2503 W. Springfield Ave. Stonegate Apartments in Champaign, Illinois carrying guns and patrolling the area. Soon after, an FBI Evidence Response team entered building B.  When they exited the building, they had suspect 28 year old Brendt Christensen under federal arrest for the kidnapping of Yingying Zhang. Police believe she is no longer alive.

BACKSTORY
On June 9, Yingying was using the mass transit busing system to get to her appointment of signing a new lease with a landlord at One North apratments. Just before 2:00 PM that day, she exited a bus and was seen flagging down another bus, which continued past her without stopping. It was then that she walked down to the I22 bus stop on the corner of N. Goodwin Ave. and W. Clark St. While waiting for the bus, which would still nto arrive for approximately 20 minutes, Yingying was approached by a black Saturn Astra 4-door hatchback. After conversing for a few minutes, Yingying entered the vehicle, which then drove northbound on N. Goodwin. Yingying has not been seen since. At 9:24 PM that evening, a UI Associate Professor reported Yingying missing to the UI police department. More information is available here.

THE ARREST
Law enforcement learned of Christensen just three days after Yingying went missing. Christensen’s car was among the 18 vehicles in the Champaign area that matched the Astra seen on video surveillance. As they were contacting and interviewing all owners of Saturn Astra’s, Christensen was approached on June 12 around 8:10 PM after investigators located his 2008 black Saturn Astra (license plate #P399495) in the parking lot. After law enforcement personnel searched the vehicle, they noticed it had a large sunroof, a cracked front right hubcap, and the interior passenger door had been exceptionally cleaned compared to the other doors of the car.

On June 14, additional footage of surveillance revealed to investigators that the Astra that picked up Yingying also had a cracked front passenger hubcap. Law enforcement received authorization to search Christensen’s Astra further, and served a search warrant to Christensen on June 15. At that time, another occupant was also in the home. The Astra was towed, and Christensen was interviewed by the FBI.

According to an affidavit filed on June 30, On June 9 Christensen’s car was seen circling the block once Yingying had stopped at the corner. When he came back around he quickly approached Yingying and began engaging her in conversation. After about a minute, Yingying entered the car on the front passenger seat. Video surveillance shows Christensen driving up N. Goodwin Ave. past W. University Ave. It was during the June 15 interview that Christensen confessed to having picked up a distressed Yingying, but claimed she panicked after he made a wrong turn so her let her out of his vehicle just a few blocks away.

At the same time Christensen was being interviewed, the other occupant had approved a search of the apartment. At that time, several computers and Christensen’s cell phone were seized for further examination. The cell phone revealed that Christensen had visited a website in search techniques on how to abduct or kidnap another person. On June 16, the FBI began monitoring Christensen’s activities. 13 days later, on June 29 Christensen was overheard on audio surveillance describing the kidnapping of Yingying. It was then that law enforcement learned that Christensen had said he brought Yingying back to his apartment and held her against her will. With this information and other details the FBI has not released, the FBI announced that they do not believe Yingying is still alive.

The criminal complaint against Christensen is available on the UI Police website. The charge of the kidnapping alone is punishable by life imprisonment or death. He will remain in custody pending a federal court appearance in Urbana, IL on Monday, July 3, at 10:00 AM.

CHRISTENSEN
Christensen was born on June 30, 1989. Married in 2011, Christensen had a bright future. He dropped out of the Ph.D. program for Experimental Condensed Matter Physics from UI, but got his BS in Physics from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and graduated with his Masters in Physics at UI in May 2017. He also served as a teachers assistant at the university. After graduation, the anti-social man commenced spending the bulk of his time playing video games and exploring how to perform a kidnapping. Christensen Was spotted holding hands with an unknown woman at the walking vigil that was held just a day before his arrest.

More details about Christensen are available here.


Photo of Brendt and Michelle Christensen courtesy of WBC News

YINGYING ZHANG
Yingying’s family, UI officials, and the Chinese consulate were all advised of the evidence against Christensen, and his arrest prior to releasing the information to the media. A campus wide memorial service was scheduled for July 1 to honor Yingying young life, but it has been postponed to a later date to allow her family to grieve in private and come to terms with their loss.



Aly Yeoman, COD is Drowning

Investigators have identified the cause of Aly Yeoman’s death as drowning. However, they have not yet declared the manner of her death. With no evidence of foul play, suicide nor accident have been ruled out. They further confirmed they found a blood alcohol content of about 0.07% in her system. Nothing else was listed in the toxicology or lab reports.

Aly was a beautiful, young  Yuba College student who was last seen leaving Mike Lizarraga’s Romero Street home on the evening of March 30, 2017. Later that same night her truck was spotted driving around a locked gate and entering a levee road along the Feather River in Live Oak, California. The next morning, March 31, farmers spotted her truck stuck in the mud at a nearby orchard off Pennington Rd., with a single set of footprints leading away from it. After she was reported missing on April 1, her cell phone pinged on April 2 at 4:33 AM near the Romero St. residence. On April 3 the farmers finally called in the abandoned truck since no one had come to claim it. Detectives searched the entire area and reported the discovery of her truck to the media. Then around dusk that night, Aly’s phone mysteriously appeared near the levee where her truck had been abandoned four days earlier. After many weeks of searching and investigating, on May 6 a fisherman randomly found Aly deceased in the river near where investigators had already searched.

Investigators are still waiting on forensic results from Aly’s Toyota Tacoma. And questions remain unanswered on how her cell phone could have pinged in the Romero St. area after her truck was seen stuck in the mud, yet found near her truck four days later. Unless there is any new information gleaned from the truck forensics lab results, or until someone with more information comes forward, the investigation into Aly’s last hours and death will be at a standstill.

Sarah Evans and Jerrell Clyde Missing

Little 9 month old Elijah Clyde was handed over to Roseland Community Hospital staff in Chicago, Illinois on June 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM when his parents Sarah Evans and Jerrell Clyde could not be found. Baby Elijah was determined to be healthy and showed no signs of abuse or neglect.

The hospital, which is on Chicago’s south side at W. 111th St. and State St., claims to have had past encounters with the woman who dropped off little Elijah, and that she is believed to be mentally ill. She was taken to Jackson Park Hospital for care. Elijah’s local grandparents are eager to bring him home, but children’s welfare services has chosen to place him in foster care until his parents are found.

If you have any information to the whereabouts of Elijah’s parents, you should contact the Area South Special Victims Unit at 312-747-8274.

Missing couple: Jerrell Clyde & Sarah Evans
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Vehicle Used in Kidnap of Yingying Zhang is Located

Today, the FBI announced in a press release that the black Saturn Astra used to abduct Yingying Zhang from a bus stop on the University of Illinois campus streets in Urbana has been located. The FBI has stated that no further tips are needed about the Astra.  They further revealed that several additional leads have developed and the investigation is still active. The rewards for information leading to the whereabouts of Yingying are still being offered.

Yingying was last seen on UI security cameras entering the car on the corner of N. Goodwin Ave. and W. Clark St. on June 9, 2017 at 2:04 PM.   They asked that information about Yingying’s location should be called in to 1-800-CALLFBI (1-800-225-5324), your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate in your area.

More information about Yingying’s abduction is available here.