The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on October 16, 1994 · 38
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"Either the killer is very lucky or was very experienced to hit such a vital spot," he said. After almost a year of investigative work, cops haven't found the killer or killers of Jian Fang, owner ' of a prominent noodle factory in the Bayview-Hunters Point area. So, on Saturday, Sanders presented key information on the Fang case including clues never before made public at a so-called "Murder We Solved" class at Horace Mann Middle School. Class predominantly women The purpose: to get feedback from people who don't know the first thing about the case or about crime-fighting, for that matter in hopes that they'll perceive a forest where the experts see only trees. Sure enough, class members more than two-thirds of them women, each of whom paid $40 to become detective-for-a-day peppered Sanders with suggestions about what may or may not have happened on an ill-lit street in a San Francisco industrial park at 10 minutes past midnight on Dec. 18,' 1993. What's known is this: After Fang and a female co-worker drove away from the noodle factory after a long day's work, they were startled by two young men who rose from the back seat One thrust a knife under Fang's neck; the other held what appeared to be a gun against the woman's head. The assailants repeatedly demanded, "Where is the money?" the woman later told police. Fang tried to wrestle the knife from one man's hand and was stabbed in the chest; they fled and he bled to death. You've got to dress for the part It's a gruesome topic for a Saturday morning, So when Sanders sporting a handsome, 1940s-style black fedora first walked into the class, he immediately put everyone at ease by stating: "You want to be a homicide detective? First, you have to buy yourself a hat like this." Next he gave class members a lengthy rundown on the Fang case. Then he asked them to ponder the clues that were askew, awkward, out of place clues akin to the "dog that did not bark" in a famous Sherlock Holmes story. And the class readily obliged, pointing out that: The knife was an ordinary kitchen knife that appeared to be worn down, as if it had been repeatedly washed. The attackers spoke fluent Cantonese, Fang's native tongue. The stab wound was located above the left ventricle of the heart, where an experienced killer might have struck to ensure a quick death. Speculation ensued. For example, how could a killer using such a crude weapon have been sophisti-" cated enough to know to jab at the left ventricle? "It's intellectually stimulating parts of my brain I don't get to use all day," said class member Charlotte Doering, who works for The City's child welfare department Some clues didn't wash Other possible "clues" were quickly shot down by Sanders, a key investigator in the case. A few class members were puzzled by odd ring-shaped indentations on Fang's skin. But these were simply indentations created by rescue equipment used by emergency personnel when they arrived at the scene, Sanders said. "Could the knife have been used by an employee in one of the restaurants that bought Fang's noodles?" a woman asked. "That's an excellent question," Sanders said. He noted that Chinese restaurants don't typically offer knives to customers. Hence, he speculated, it's possible the knife was formerly used and repeatedly washed, given heavy use by customers at a restaurant that serves both Chinese- and American-style food. The class an allusion to the TV mystery show "Murder, She Wrote," starring Angela Lansbury was organized by Brooke Stewart, of Salinas. "I'm a mystery buff (mystery novelist) Ed Bains is one of my favorites," said Stewart, a statuesque redhead with degrees in psychology and English literature from the University of South Florida. "I came up with the idea (of 'Murder We Solved') around the first of the year in 1993, when I thought 'Wouldn't it be interesting to solve a real mystery?' " Stewart owns the rights to the "Murder We Solved" concept and has held similar classes in Cerritos, Sacramento and San Jose. A video crew from "Unsolved Mysteries" filmed Saturday's class for use on a future segment of the TV show. Miranda rights don't deter talk Class members also received a riveting lecture on basic police procedure from detective Sgt. William J. Kennedy, a balding, gray-coated professional from the Pacific Grove Police Department with a relaxed, unpretentious speaking style. He described various murden and investigations he's handlec over the years, and stressed thi importance of knowing how to talk to people to talk in a way tha elicits information as smoothly a; honey draws flies. Kennedy cited the widespreac belief that U.S. crime-fighting hat been stymied by Supreme Court rulings that cops must tell suspect their "Miranda rights" for ex ample, their right to remain silen and to have an attorney presen during questioning. But, in reality, Kennedy said suspects talk readily even after be ing notified of their rights. "I think they have a pensona need to get it off their chest. Ydt can see it visually when you're talking to them," he said, recalling one of his murder cases. "Just be fore they confess, you can see tht suspect's shoulders sag. He sighs, and then he starts to tell you what happened." YARD SALE ..Jt: Biostach Composter: was $99 now $79 Save 10 on selected clean-up tools n addition to planting, dividing, and cutting back, fall is also an ideal time to tidy up the garden. To sweeten the prospeu, we're offering our legendary, leaf-eating Biostack Composter fot only $79. 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