Poker Player’s Burnt Remains Found in Michigan
by Glenn Baird - July 24, 2020
Police in Michigan are investigating the discovery a body that has been identified as well-known poker player Susie Zhao, better known as Susie Q.
Her body was found under extremely mysterious circumstances, burnt in a park in Oakland County.
The investigation is being led by White Lake Township Police, who are been assisted by the FBI.
A popular player on the poker circuit, Suzie Q had been living between Los Angeles and Las Vegas before moving back home to stay with her parents in Michigan.
“She really was a excellent player,” Bart Hanson, a friend and poker rival told WXYZ.
“One of the best in LA at the level we played at the Commerce Casino and it’s the biggest poker room in the world.”
Friends described Zhao as “free spirit in the truest sense”, during a news televised police conference.
“She played by her own rules, followed her dreams,” they said.
“Everybody loved her. We don’t ever remember her falling out with anybody.”
Zhao’s burnt remains were found near the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area on the edge of Detroit, Michigan, on July 13 at 8.30am.
Police are urging anyone with any information as to Zhao’s whereabouts prior to the 13th of July to come forward. She was last seen by her mother at 5.30pm on the 12th.
Having made $224,671 in earnings since 2010, Zhao has been described as someone who got on with everyone, with friends stating that: “Everybody loved her. We don’t ever remember her falling out with anybody.”