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Death in the faculty room At Cc icy (7? f'-y OlW MWek after Jenny Low Chang's murder, friends and classmates at San Francisco State planted a tree as a memorial to the slain student. More than a decade later, San Francisco States first murder is still an unsolved mystery. was a time when campus police started escort services for women students, more lights were installed on walkways and in dormitories, and a mood of shock and fear pervaded the urban campus of San Francisco State Uni versity. Quiet, reserved Jenny Low Chang, 19, who had wanted to be a doctor, was the first murder victim in the campus' history. Her nude, battered body was found in the fourth-floor faculty reading room of the J. Paul Leonard Library on Sept. 12, 1977 by a psychology professor who initially thought he was looking at a fresh sculpture. She had been hammered on the head with an ashtray stand, stabbed at least 30 times in the chest and sexually molested. Her purse had been rifled. But her clothes and schoolwork were in a neat pile next to the body. Chang's murder is still unsolved. Homicide detective Dave Toschi, now I 4 Si v' rsi retired, said the memory still haunts him: "Remembering how we found her, spread out like that, just a child. I have three daughters of my own I can relate to that. Some cases hit you more than others and this one really got to me." A member of the force for 32 years, 11 of them on homicide, he re called: 'Eherawas a person who we thought was a good suspect. He was never illed: "Ehra was a person who we thought was a San Francisco-Peninsula Supplement 1-A

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