Ep. 95: Badlands of Peking – The Murder of Pamela Werner

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This week we hit the foreign districts and seedy neighborhoods of pre-war Beijing with a look at the unsolved murder of Pamela Werner. The 19-year-old was found beaten to death and gruesomely mutilated one January morning in 1937, as Beijing found itself awash in refugees and expatriates and Japanese Army units camped closer and closer to the city. 

Pamela’s death would fascinate the media, but an international police team was stymied until the outbreak of war permanently interrupted the investigation. This week Sean takes us through the crime and the investigation – and one devoted father’s relentless quest to find his daughter’s murderer, and lose friends doing it.

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