Sun, approximately 2000
Date and time person was reported missing : 09/23/2000
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 11/14/1955 (65)
Age at the time of disappearance: 44 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 120 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Asian female. Black hair, brown eyes. Sun may use the first name Susan. She was born in China.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Xiang was last seen in Columbia, Missouri on September 23, 2000. Her husband, Yinzhou Zheng, was last seen on September 17, six days before his wife disappeared. Zheng was supposed to go visit his daughter, Xiang's stepdaughter, in Iowa City, Iowa, but he never arrived there and his vehicle was later found still at his residence in Missouri.
Xiang disappeared on the day he was supposed to return from Iowa. She went to work that day, returned home and went to bed, and apparently vanished during the night. Both she and her husband are originally from China, and both of them left their passports behind.
Zheng was a graduate student at the University of Missouri and Zheng's son was also attending the university at the time of his father and stepmother's disappearances. Few details are available in their cases.
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