74. China: The Murder of Pamela Werner

When a former British diplomat’s daughter was found brutally murdered near the Fox Tower in Peking with her heart ripped out of her chest, both Chinese and British investigators were appointed to solve the case. Theories led the investigation to a nudist group, an ex-boyfriend, as well as a Japanese soldiers seeking revenge after an international incident. But nothing could ever be proven. To this day, the murder of Pamela Werner remains a mystery.

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Anaheim investigator Julissa Trapp is not like other detectives. She’s the only woman on the homicide squad, and a skilled chameleon: undercover cop in vice stings, crime-scene commander, patient confidante of killers. A master interrogator, she invokes her personal experience – and deepest griefs — as a tool to elicit confessions. When a young woman’s body is found at a trash-sorting plant, Trapp learns the murder may be linked to the disappearance of three other women in nearby Santa Ana. Trapp embarks on a dark journey that brings her face to face with a man who takes “a little piece of her soul.”

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Resources

YouTube

Midnight in Peking

Web

Wikipedia – Death of Pamela Werner

Wikipedia – Beijing Legation Quarter

Articles

A mystery endures in Beijing’s Old Legation Quarter

Who killed Pamela Werner? Competing theories surround gruesome Peking cold case

Murder in Peking – two hot takes on a grisly 1937 cold case involving British teen

Book

Midnight in Peking – Paul French                                                                        

Created & Produced by Sonya Lowe

Narrated by Noel Vinson

Researched by Two Red Romans Productions

Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler

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This True Crime Podcast was researched using open source or archive materials.