MI - Susie Zhao, 33, professional poker player, found fatally burned, Detroit, 13 Jul 2020 *arrest*

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  1. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Richrd Six Year Member

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    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    well I'm curious about who the suspect in custody is
     
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    taylorss Well-Known Member

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    TootsieFootsie Well-Known Member

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    I was expecting to read that she'd won a lot more money than that. Doesn't seem a huge amount to be won over a period of time.
     
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    kelsie i only have time for coffee

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    Marg from Oz Well-Known Member

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    Any reason why they don't name the perpetrator?
     
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  9. MrsWatson

    MrsWatson Moira Rose's Wigs

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    So who's this guy and what is his relationship to her?
     
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    "Susie was Last seen by her parents on July 12th." according to
    FBI now investigating death of woman found burned in northern Oakland County
    and her remains were found early the next morning.

    But the statement here is asking for info on her whereabouts the day before the parents last saw her:
    "Police are asking anyone who may have seen Zhao between 3 a.m. and 8 a.m. on July 11 to immediately contact White Lake Police Lieutenant..."
    Suspect in custody in connection to death of Waterford Township woman found ‘badly burned'

    Perhaps they believe something noteworthy happened then either by her behavior / mental state / statements to parents in the day following or by the suspects statements.

    Is not naming the suspect unusual?
    "said Det. Lt. Christopher Hild. "We have to determine whether or not this is a cover-up or this may be some sort of retaliatory incident because of her profession."
    Perhaps "cover up" implies the suspect is giving statements admitting to covering up the death by disposing of the body but not the killing.
     
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    oviedo Well-Known Member

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    JMO: I agree, I don't think poker played a factor. Her death being poker related assumes she failed to pay a debt or made an enemy in some other way, which seems unlikely based on what friends and other poker players have said about her in various news articles. It seems she was considered incredibly likable and very smart. I too believe she likely relocated back to Michigan after COVID either caused or compounded financial stress. She was last seen @ 5:30PM on July 12 and her body was placed in the recreation area and set on fire sometime after 11:45PM. Her body would later be found around 8AM on July 13.

    I think it is interesting that she was "wearing jogging pants, tennis shoes and a jogging-type top when her body was found." It seems possible that she was out for a walk or run sometime after 5:3oPM on July 12. And then (JMO), was intercepted by her assailant.
    Mystery deepens in death of professional poker player found burned

    All that is appears to be known about the suspect/POI is that he is 60yo, resides in Pontiac, MI, and that though police had a warrant to search his vehicle, he has not been formally charged with any crime.

    There is a 60yo, male, initials JBM, who was booked into OCJL - ANNEX on 08/01/20, with current charges reading: "CURRENTLY IN JAIL, NO CHARGES DISPLAYED PENDING ARRAIGNMENT"

    There is also an ALMOST 60yo, male, initials LBD, who was booked into Oakland Co Jail on 08/01/20, with current charges reading: "CURRENTLY IN JAIL, NO CHARGES DISPLAYED PENDING ARRAIGNMENT"
    Inmates Currently Incarcerated | Inmate Locator
     
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  14. Tighthead

    Tighthead Well-Known Member

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    A lot of professional players make their real money in private games.
     
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    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    From poker pro to slaying victim: Susie Q's unlikely story

    White Lake Township — The mystery over the slaying of a professional poker player in July remains, even as friends and family welcomed news of an arrest in the case.

    While preparing a memorial honoring the life of a talented, high-stakes player, they cautiously embraced the news. But they're bracing to learn the truth about the death of Susie Zhao, 33.

    “This is a horrendous thing that has happened,” said Kinga Wierzbicka, a friend since middle school. “It’s amplified because we have no answers.”

    Police said Sunday a 60-year-old Pontiac man has been arrested in connection with the death of the professional poker player from Waterford Township...
     
  16. MassGuy

    MassGuy The Monsters Aren’t The Ones Beneath The Bed

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    She was primarily a cash game player, and it looks as if she dabbled in the occasional tournament.

    So when you look up her career earnings, it’s only giving you those tournament numbers. Cash game profits aren’t tracked, and that’s where her money was coming from.

    Based on the limits she was playing, she wouldn’t have been rich or anything. But some people do make a nice living playing those particular stakes.
     
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    I think at her level the comps would also be considerable. She could probably stay in Vegas absolutely free, and the casinos probably gave her free chips, etc.
    She was a known face in the game so she would have been like free advertising to a lot of places.
     

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