By Carolyn Berardino
Jenny Low Chang was a 19-year-old student at San Francisco State University in 1977. On a Sunday night, September 11, she booked a study session in the J. Paul Leonard Library basement at 6:00 p.m.
When her roommate discovered Jenny wasn’t home the next morning and hadn’t slept in her bed in their dorm room, she reported her missing. Just hours later, her body was discovered in the reading room on the fourth floor. She was found naked, severely beaten, and stabbed multiple times. There was evidence of sexual assault.
The reading room would have been locked at the time, and only school staff and faculty had a key. But that added up to 1,400 potential suspects with access to the room. Only two were ever questioned: a campus security guard and a faculty member. Online rumors have circulated that it could have been the work of the Zodiac Killer.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Jenny’s family has hired a private investigator to check in on the case periodically, but it remains unsolved.