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Professional poker player Susie Zhao found DEAD

Her badly burned body was found in the parking lot of a state recreation area

What happened to her?

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by Anonymousreply 162Last Monday at 6:13 PM

She didn’t know when to fold ‘em, walk away and run.

by Anonymousreply 107/22/2020

Asians love gambling. Before Covid I used to go to the casino here in the midwest and for some reason around 10:00 pm Asians would pour into the place. I often wondered if that's when they got off their restaurant jobs?

by Anonymousreply 207/22/2020

Was she holding a dead man's hand?

by Anonymousreply 307/22/2020

What does that have to do with her, R2?

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by Anonymousreply 507/22/2020

How'd she get burnt?

by Anonymousreply 607/22/2020

Calling the Datalounge Detective Agency

by Anonymousreply 707/22/2020

R6 With a curling iron, Rose.

by Anonymousreply 807/22/2020

Mafia hit

by Anonymousreply 907/22/2020

[quote] She didn’t know when to fold ‘em, walk away and run.

Easily one of the best R1’s ever.


by Anonymousreply 1007/22/2020

From OP's link it appears that professional poker players drop dead young pretty regularly.

by Anonymousreply 1107/22/2020

A poker player!!!

by Anonymousreply 1207/22/2020

Obviously suicide, like those black guys hanging from trees all over the country

by Anonymousreply 1307/22/2020

What say Jennifer Tilly?

by Anonymousreply 1407/22/2020

Bitch owed me money.

by Anonymousreply 1507/22/2020

Soft Butch Sous Chef?

by Anonymousreply 1607/22/2020

R12. I salute you.

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by Anonymousreply 1707/22/2020

She was using a Tesla flamethrower and tried to light a cigar with it.

by Anonymousreply 1807/22/2020

You're a POK-ah plah! A POK-ah playah! That's beyond white trash!

POK-ah playahs are trash, dahling! Trash!

by Anonymousreply 1907/22/2020

It's so funny because Joan Rivers herself was kind of trash, and I think she knew it and was always working against it.

by Anonymousreply 2007/22/2020

She's already done half my work

Shuzhie Zhao

by Anonymousreply 2107/22/2020

She was murdered. I look forward to reading the unfolding story.

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by Anonymousreply 2307/22/2020

Maybe it was a suicide.

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by Anonymousreply 2407/22/2020

Would this be too tawdry for Jessica Fletcher?

by Anonymousreply 2507/22/2020

R25, puh-leeeeze! Jessica does live sex shows with the Snoop Sisters at the rest home. This is a cakewalk in comparison.

by Anonymousreply 2607/22/2020

Datalounge, you're on the case!

by Anonymousreply 2707/22/2020

Cheating or fixing games.

by Anonymousreply 2807/22/2020

If you knew Susie....

by Anonymousreply 2907/22/2020

She dealt someone a bad beat and the guy killed her.

by Anonymousreply 3007/22/2020

Was she on her way to go fishing?

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by Anonymousreply 3307/25/2020

Another case for Barnaby Jones, private investigator!

by Anonymousreply 3407/25/2020

Police sounding vague.

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by Anonymousreply 3507/25/2020

Without naming her outright, CDAN said yesterday she was being backed by the Mob and doubled crossed them. Pointed out that is never a healthy thing to do.

by Anonymousreply 3607/25/2020

She died in a grease fire.

by Anonymousreply 3707/26/2020

Its a curious story. Why did she go to Michigan from her home in LA? Covid? Genuinely to be with her parents? To hide out?

Her earnings were not great so why the high drama?

by Anonymousreply 3807/26/2020

Suicide. Case closed.

by Anonymousreply 3907/26/2020

She failed to love me long time.

by Anonymousreply 4007/26/2020

Maybe she was dis-BARR-ed from the Casino 🎰 for life!

by Anonymousreply 4107/26/2020

She became that ace-ian in the hole.

by Anonymousreply 4207/26/2020

It's Michigan.

Are we sure there isn't a Murderous Fatty on the Lam involved?

by Anonymousreply 4307/26/2020

r36, if the Entertainment Lawyer posted that, you can be sure that it's false

by Anonymousreply 4407/26/2020

One year she won over 300k so she had her moments.

by Anonymousreply 4507/26/2020

Debts she didn't pay? Debts to her someone else didn't want to pay? Money laundering?

Sounds too shady and professional ever to be solved, the Datalounge Detective Squad can only go to town when there are dangerous personal relationships to cluck over.

by Anonymousreply 4607/26/2020

She moved back home to MI because of personal issues. It sounded as though she couldn’t afford LA (which is totally understandable).

She’d gone to Northwestern to study Psychology, so I don’t think she was a dummy. It might have disappointed her immigrant parents that she took up a risky profession after heading down a more dependable and lucrative path.

I wonder about her personal/romantic life and have an inkling it was less traditional, too.

by Anonymousreply 4707/26/2020

And she was how old? mmmhhhmm

by Anonymousreply 4807/26/2020

33, like Jesus

by Anonymousreply 4907/26/2020

She graduated from the very expensive and prestigious Cranbrook Kingswood private school in Bloomfield Hills, where Selma Blair, Elizabeth Berkeley and Mitt Romney went.

by Anonymousreply 5007/26/2020

Isn't professional poker just a money-laundering industry?

by Anonymousreply 5107/26/2020

I doubt she's a big enough target for the mob

by Anonymousreply 5207/26/2020

Does she have an ex- boyfriend?

by Anonymousreply 5307/26/2020

Not anymore.

by Anonymousreply 5407/27/2020

R19 Yeah, cause she totally looked like white trash

by Anonymousreply 5507/27/2020

Asian Mafia hit, they are much worse then the Italians which are mostly gone in America these days.

by Anonymousreply 5607/27/2020

R56, did she screw them on a deal?

Is this story here because there’s a homosexual angle?

by Anonymousreply 5707/27/2020

The story is here because the DL is good at cracking unsolved cases.

by Anonymousreply 5807/27/2020

There's an Asian mafia in rural Michigan?

by Anonymousreply 5907/27/2020

Isn't this the cause of this obvious? Poker player gets into a huge amount of debt, can't pay it and 'things happen'.

All of these professional gamblers who think they can't lose - it's just a delusion. It's an addiction. Yes, they are better than regular people at the game - but it is still a matter of chance.

People go broke gambling all the time. Or worse - they go into massive amounts of debt with no way to pay it back.

by Anonymousreply 6007/27/2020

[quote] Isn't this the cause of this obvious?

Come again.

by Anonymousreply 6107/27/2020

Never mind, r60 there was just an extra this.

I get it now.

by Anonymousreply 6207/27/2020

She was in the suburbs of Detroit which wouldn't be considered rural.

by Anonymousreply 6307/27/2020

On the surface, this doesn't look like an ex-boyfriend killing. Usually in those cases there's a record of stalking and harassment leading up to the killing, restraining orders and such on the public record, and the killing is brutal and personal, and may not be premeditated.

A burnt corpse in an isolated area implies a professional hit, with all the evidence at an unknown murder site or destroyed by the fire.

by Anonymousreply 6407/27/2020

It was not an isolated area. She was in her car in a parking lot. Cops are keeping info close to their vests.

by Anonymousreply 6507/27/2020

Was she found in a cruisy area? Tell me, gays!

by Anonymousreply 6607/27/2020

I doubt it was the mob

by Anonymousreply 6707/27/2020

OP are you a poker player?

by Anonymousreply 6807/27/2020

A rare instance where being too lucky is actually a bad thing.

by Anonymousreply 6907/27/2020

Friends said she was secretive about her private life.

by Anonymousreply 7007/27/2020

R70 = Narrator on a true crime show.

by Anonymousreply 7107/27/2020

Liquor in the front, poker in the rear.

by Anonymousreply 7207/27/2020

Was it Pastor Davey or the soft butch sous chef?

by Anonymousreply 7307/27/2020

Mafia hit

by Anonymousreply 7407/27/2020

I'm still suspecting suicide.

I haven't read anything mentioning cause of death besides fire.

by Anonymousreply 7507/27/2020

It's rare (but not unheard of) for people to commit suicide by setting themselves on fire, but sometimes you never know

by Anonymousreply 7607/27/2020

People will go nuts about conspiracies if/when suicide is announced.

by Anonymousreply 7707/27/2020

I know it’s been said.... POKA PLAYA!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 7807/27/2020

Here’s the clip kids

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by Anonymousreply 7907/27/2020

She fine. She her rove.

by Anonymousreply 8007/27/2020

[quote] She graduated from the very expensive and prestigious Cranbrook Kingswood private school in Bloomfield Hills, where [...] Elizabeth Berkeley [...] went.

You mean Elizabeth "I like having nice tits" Berkeley? Talk about CLASSY!

by Anonymousreply 8107/27/2020

If I knew Joan Rivers thought so little of my profession I'd bump myself off, too.

by Anonymousreply 8207/27/2020

Elizabeth "One-of-a-Kind Wedding Dress Personally Designed By Ralph Lauren" Berkeley

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by Anonymousreply 8307/27/2020

R82 Who gives a fuck what Joan Rivers thought

by Anonymousreply 8407/27/2020

Susie playing poker against producer Randall Emmett, Lala's fiance on Vanderpump Rules.

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by Anonymousreply 8507/27/2020

What does Elizabeth Berkeley have to do with this?

by Anonymousreply 8607/28/2020

Ingenue Switchblade Vegas Showgirl Nomi Malone was spotted canoodling with the shady suspects of the underworld in this high-stakes suspense thriller.

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by Anonymousreply 8707/28/2020

Who did she owe money to?

by Anonymousreply 8807/30/2020

Yeah R19 because only white people can be trashy.

And, actually, I worked with a Chinese lawyer once who was a very quiet guy. Always worked with his door shut and outraged his family when he married a wealthy Japanese lady. Weird thing is he wasn't particularly handsome, charming or slim but he showed up one day with a Lotus (and no way was that shitty law firm paying him that much) and announced he was quitting and going pro with poker playing. We haven't heard from him since and he allegedly eventually went to China and lost touch with everyone. No more Facebook, nothing.

by Anonymousreply 8907/30/2020

Suspect has been arrested - no other info.

by Anonymousreply 9007/31/2020

Oh wow!

Thanks for the update, r90.

Now it gets interesting.

by Anonymousreply 9108/01/2020

Where's the link r90?

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by Anonymousreply 9508/01/2020

Is it going to be a family member?

by Anonymousreply 9608/01/2020

[quote] Elizabeth "One-of-a-Kind Wedding Dress Personally Designed By Ralph Lauren" Berkeley

It should have been Ver-SAYCE!

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by Anonymousreply 9808/01/2020

Angry stalker who felt rejected perhaps? Professional gamblers don’t exactly mix with a nice crowd.

by Anonymousreply 9908/01/2020

r99, I thought the same thing

by Anonymousreply 10008/02/2020

She'd only been in the area 1 month. Perhaps its drug-related. More than likely she drove to the spot where she was found dead to meet somebody.. Perhaps a stranger came along who assaulted her Many possibilities but the police release next to no info

by Anonymousreply 10108/02/2020

Who is this guy?

by Anonymousreply 10208/02/2020

No news about the guy they arrested, except that he is from Pontiac, Michigan. So strange.

by Anonymousreply 10308/02/2020

There could likely be some salacious details that they need to let the family know first before it becomes worldwide news.

by Anonymousreply 10408/02/2020

Honey,if he was a white dude youd already see his face splashed across the news. Any time they DONT identify race ,they are black. Rather defeats the purpose since everyone knows that.

by Anonymousreply 10508/02/2020

Did I hear that the suspect is 60 years old?

by Anonymousreply 10608/02/2020

More about her

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by Anonymousreply 10708/03/2020

[quote]She moved back home to MI because of personal issues. It sounded as though she couldn’t afford LA (which is totally understandable).

Surely Koreatown or Chinatown had something for a fellow Oriental.

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by Anonymousreply 10908/03/2020

No one knows anything else about the 60-year-old man?

by Anonymousreply 11008/03/2020

The person in custody might be Jeffery Bernard Morris, a 60-year-old white man with a 1989 conviction as a Tier 3 sex offender. The photo in the post notes that he was booked on August 1.

(Tier 3 offenders include those convicted of rape, attempted rape, molesting a child under the age of 13, or kidnapping a minor, the latter even without a sexual component to the crime. These offenders must report to officials four times each year for the rest of their lives.)

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by Anonymousreply 11108/03/2020

r111, good find

by Anonymousreply 11208/03/2020

He looks like Meth.

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Last names

by Anonymousreply 11508/03/2020

R114 beat me to it!

by Anonymousreply 11608/03/2020

Susie Q

by Anonymousreply 11708/03/2020

Sort of blows up r105’s racist assumptions, doesn't it?

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by Anonymousreply 11808/04/2020


Calling her "slant-eyed" would be racist.

She isn't a gay man so "rice queen" doesn't apply. Unless she's a lesbian and then "sushi snacker" would be acceptable.

by Anonymousreply 11908/04/2020

Weird that they haven't released any details about this guy

by Anonymousreply 12008/04/2020

The record says he drove a 2014 Ford Escape. Apparently not fast enough to “escape.”

by Anonymousreply 12108/04/2020

Perhaps she went to this area to hike or exercise and he was there to mark his prey.

I suspect cameras solved this case.

by Anonymousreply 12208/04/2020

r111 was correct!

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by Anonymousreply 12308/04/2020

We know

by Anonymousreply 12408/04/2020

[quote]Honey,if he was a white dude youd already see his face splashed across the news. Any time they DONT identify race ,they are black. Rather defeats the purpose since everyone knows that.

That's such a bald-faced lie. They have no problem flashes black faces.

by Anonymousreply 12508/05/2020

R125, it’s conventional wisdom and so widespread that I assumed the suspect in this case was black. It was the usual slippery practice where they refused to name him or give any information besides sex and age.

by Anonymousreply 12608/05/2020

^ dumbass racist is dumbass

by Anonymousreply 12708/05/2020

"It was the usual slippery practice where they refused to name him or give any information besides sex and age."

That's bull. People will withhold info or pics for various reasons - in many cases, if you don't see a picture it's because one isn't available.

by Anonymousreply 12808/05/2020

R128, there’s a mugshot from when he was arrested, no?

It doesn’t really matter for someone who’s been arrested, as in this case. It really matters when race descriptor is missing from a witness description of someone who hasn’t been apprehended yet. BOLO for 6’ 190lb male wearing black pants and gray hoodie. Okay.

by Anonymousreply 12908/05/2020

Sometimes the police purposely don’t release the details of who they are looking for because they don’t want the suspect to flee.

by Anonymousreply 13008/05/2020

He's a sex offender. Of course. All the mob speculation was way off.

by Anonymousreply 13108/05/2020

People really thought this was a mob hit?

by Anonymousreply 13208/05/2020

If she'd had a gun this story would have ended differently. I'm not a gun nut, but sometimes vulnerable situations call for them.

by Anonymousreply 13308/05/2020

r133, no, that's not necessarily the case at all. Btw, women who live with a guy who owns a gun are more likely to be murdered

The US has tons of guns but it is hardly the safest place for women.

by Anonymousreply 13408/05/2020

If the guy is a sex offender, that doesn't necessarily prove that this was a random rape and murder. I mean, the Mob is one of the few organizations willing to hire sex offenders, if they have valuable skills like debt collection or something.

by Anonymousreply 13508/05/2020

No other news? Did he randomly run into her at the park?

by Anonymousreply 13608/06/2020

According to Joan Rivers, neither of them had names. She was in the business for 40 years!

by Anonymousreply 13708/06/2020

Hmm...very sad. Saw a few other pics of her besides the terrible ones up thread and she was a cute girl who seemed very lively and sweet.

by Anonymousreply 13808/06/2020

"She was also bound and alive when set on fire."

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by Anonymousreply 13908/07/2020

Wow, that's awful

by Anonymousreply 14008/07/2020

Where is that quote?

by Anonymousreply 14108/07/2020

That’s horrific. That sounds like a hate crime.

by Anonymousreply 142Last Saturday at 1:33 AM

Hate crime? He's a a sex offender, so if you're looking for a motive....

by Anonymousreply 143Last Saturday at 7:50 AM

Zhao met her murderer at a motel where she had been staying, two miles from her mother's house.

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by Anonymousreply 144Last Saturday at 4:22 PM

Here's the newspaper story that confirms that they met at the motel.

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by Anonymousreply 145Last Saturday at 4:25 PM

Detroit news reported the story a couple days ago.

by Anonymousreply 146Last Saturday at 4:35 PM

This clarified nothing

by Anonymousreply 147Last Saturday at 4:44 PM

[quote]This clarified nothing

Well, it clarified that the murderer wasn't lurking around a carpark looking for a victim at random. Their meeting at the motel might have been totally by chance however it is certainly curious that he (a drifter, staying in nearby Pontiac, MI) had checked into the same room she had just vacated.

That in itself wouldn't have given them an opportunity to meet (and the motel staff never saw them together). Did she leave something behind and went back to get it, thus accidentally meeting her murderer? Perhaps they had some other reason for meeting each other?

by Anonymousreply 148Last Saturday at 8:03 PM

He LOOKS creepy

by Anonymousreply 149Last Saturday at 8:08 PM

This detail from the article linked @ R144 also raises an eyebrow:

[quote]Sources tell Local 4 that Morris’ number was in Zhao’s phone.

by Anonymousreply 150Last Saturday at 8:16 PM

The biggest question is why he was so extreme and violent. She didn't have a car and if it was an illegal activity she likely wouldn't have reported him. He could have taken off himself or left her alone in the middle of a park in the middle of the night. I've been to that same park and there are no lights at night and has many bike paths and trails that lead to different areas.

by Anonymousreply 151Last Saturday at 8:33 PM

It’s odd that his number was in her phone. I’d assumed it was a random crime of opportunity but they knew each other somehow.

by Anonymousreply 152Last Saturday at 9:04 PM

Why was she staying at a seedy motel in the first place?

by Anonymousreply 153Last Sunday at 12:26 PM

R153, probably because she was broke

by Anonymousreply 154Last Sunday at 12:41 PM

She was living in her Mom's nice lakefront house two miles away from the motel.

by Anonymousreply 155Last Sunday at 1:59 PM

Maybe her parents quarreled with her so she stayed away from the house sometimes

by Anonymousreply 156Last Sunday at 2:39 PM

If they met at a seedy hotel and she had his number... maybe he was a drug dealer or involved in some other underworld activity.

Again, just because this guy had a record as a sex offender, doesn't mean this crime was sexually motivated.

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by Anonymousreply 158Last Sunday at 3:40 PM

I was thinking drug dealer too, because it would make sense then that they met away from her parents and she had his number.

by Anonymousreply 159Last Monday at 1:46 PM

Isn't he a traveller constantly on the move?

by Anonymousreply 160Last Monday at 4:40 PM

Sounds like some kind of shady deal. I’m sorry to say it sounds as though she was earning extra money as a sex worker. Perhaps it was a drug deal.

“Sex offender” can mean many different things. I wonder what kind he was.

by Anonymousreply 161Last Monday at 5:52 PM

The motel owner said Zhao checked in on July 9, checked out July 11 and Morris checked into the same room July 12.

Zhao’s remains were found the next day. The motel owner said they never saw Zhao and Morris together.

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