In memory of May Mengyao Zhou

May Mengyao Zhou


May Mengyao Zhou, a Stanford University doctoral student, went missing after leaving her residence at Stanford’s graduate-student housing complex at 10:30 AM on Saturday, January 20, 2007, the 13th Day of Winter Quarter, to run some errands. 30 minutes before leaving her room, May transferred money from her savings account to her checking account to pay bills online. Her body was found in the trunk of her car at Santa Rosa Junior College at about 7:00 AM on Thursday, January 25, 2007.


On May 10, 2007, a second autopsy, requested by the family, was performed on May's body by a pathologist with over 40 years of experience. Multiple sites of blunt force trauma were  discovered on the body, such as about the head and extremities. The findings, including the cause of death, indicated that May's case was a homicide rather than a suicide.


When multiple sites of trauma were discovered on May’s body, the family immediately called the police in Santa Rosa, CA, to ask them to come down to San Diego and view the evidence. In the week of August 13, 2007, the family asked the police again to view May’s remains. They declined both times.


May Mengyao Zhou, 斯坦福大学的博士研究生, 2007120日,冬季学季开学后的第13天,星期六上午1030分离开她居住的斯坦福研究生公寓去购物后失踪。离开她的房间前30分,为了支付帐单, May上互联网从她银行的储蓄帐户转移了一部分钱到她的支票帐户。2007125日星期四早上7时左右,她的尸体被发现在她自己的汽車后面的行李箱內, 而她的汽車则停在圣他路萨市青年学院停车场里。