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Cecilia Zhang

Cecilia's killer begins `long road'

TORONTO  - Uncertainty still looms over the Cecilia Zhang murder case because it's not known for certain how, when or where the young Toronto schoolgirl was slain. 

Fingerprints key to Cecilia murder case: report

A new report says police made the breakthrough connection between 9-year-old Cecilia Zhang and her accused killer using fingerprints.   (CTV - July 24, 2004)

Min Chen

Murder charge laid

A 21-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of nine-year-old Cecilia Zhang, Toronto police have confirmed.  Min Chen has been charged with first-degree murder. He is a Chinese national who has been on a student visa from Shanghai since 2001.  (CTV - July 22, 2004)

Police confirm remains of Cecilia Zhang

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. - Police confirmed Sunday afternoon that the human remains found in a wooded ravine west of Toronto are those of nine-year-old Cecilia Zhang, who went missing last October. (CBC - Mar. 29, 2004)

Cecilia Zhang task force collects DNA samples

TORONTO - Over the Christmas holiday investigators collected DNA samples from people who work in the same building where the girl's mother tutored private students, hoping they could provide a crucial clue needed to advance the hunt for missing nine-year-old Cecilia Zhang. (CTV - Jan. 5, 2004)

Reward boosted for return of Cecilia Zhang

TORONTO - More than six weeks after Cecilia Zhang was reported missing, the reward offered for the safe return of the missing Toronto schoolgirl has been increased -- to $140,000.   (CTV Nov. 26, 2003)

Interpol called to widen hunt for Cecilia Zhang

Police in Hong Kong, Britain and the U.S., are conducting background checks on a variety of boarders who lived in the Zhang family home, in case Cecilia was smuggled out of Canada.   (CTV - Nov 23, 2003)

Cops suggest multiple suspects in Cecilia case

TORONTO - Evidence suggests the abduction of nine-year-old Cecilia Zhang was the work of more than one suspect. That's the latest revelation Toronto police made public in an interview with a popular U.S. TV crime program.  (CTV - Oct 31)  

US TV show prompts tips about girl's abduction

TORONTO - Zhang's story was broadcast on the TV program America's Most Wanted Saturday night.  It generated 13 potential new leads in the abduction of nine-year-old Cecilia Zhang.  (CBC - Nov. 3, 2003)

Chinese community adds to reward for return of missing girl

Toronto police have already put up $50,000 in reward money, but now Toronto's Chinese community has announced it has raised $35,000 to add to the reward.  (CBC - Oct. 30, 2003)   

Reward offered

TORONTO - As police continued to search for a child taken from her bedroom in the middle of the night, neighbours set up a special fund Saturday.  The Help Return Cecilia account was opened at a TD Canada Trust bank.  (CBC - Oct. 25, 2003)

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