Death of High-Stakes Female Poker Player Is a Mystery

FBI investigating killing of Susie 'Q' Zhao in Michigan
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2020 12:30 PM CDT
Updated Aug 1, 2020 9:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – Her name was Susie Zhou, but those who follow high-stakes poker would know her better as "Susie Q." The body of the 33-year-old was found outside a Michigan park last month, and now the FBI has joined the homicide investigation. Coverage:

  • Discovery: Zhou's burned body was found July 13 in a parking area near the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area outside Detroit, reports WDIV, which adds there was no car at the scene. Police in White Lake Township went public with the identification last week in the hope of getting leads. They also called in the FBI to help. The cause of death has not been revealed.
  • Who: Zhou was one of the few women to compete on the World Poker Tour, which airs on Fox Sports Net, per Deadline. She had nearly $225,000 in tournament winnings since 2010 and "several deep runs" in World Series of Poker events, per Casino.org.

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