Monday, April 24, 2006

Murder in Portland's Old Chinatown

Gong Fa, 23, a Chinese-American woman born in San Francisco, was murdered on SW Pine Street near Second, less than one block from the Police Station on November 10, 1893. Her throat was cut so severely that her head was nearly severed.

When police arrived on the scene, only a few minutes after the young woman’s death, some of the witnesses claimed that she had fallen from a second story window in the building in which she lived. A large pool of blood on the sidewalk and a razor sharp knife in the gutter under the body led police to believe that the woman had been killed on the sidewalk directly under a powerful electric street light.

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