Chinese Farmer Zhang Yongming Suspected of 17 Murderson May 24, 2012 in Alleged Serial Killers by Brian Combs
Zhang Yongming, a farmer who lived near the Chinese village of Nanmen, is believed by investigators to be responsible for as many as 17 murders.
Zhang, a mild mannered, chess-playing farmer who lived in a wooden shack on the edge of the village, came under suspicion during the investigation into the disappearance of 19-year-old Han Yao. Bank and calling cards belonging to Yao were found in Zhang’s home.
As investigators asked around the village of just a few thousand people, they learned that at least eight other boys and young men have disappeared from the area in the last five years.
Witnesses watched police remove several green plastic bags of evidence from Zhang’s house. Reportedly, one appeared to contain a bone of some sort.