Can You Help? 20th Anniversary of a Cold Case Homicide

Published on June 10, 2021

Twenty years ago tonight, on June 10, 2001, Maria Hsiao was shot and killed outside of a downtown Palo Alto nightclub. Her case remains unsolved, and we need your help to solve it.

On the anniversary of Maria's death, please watch this video below, and then please share it with your friends. The more widely it is seen, the more chances exist that someone will come forward with a tip that may break the case. Even someone with second- or third-hand information about what happened may hold the missing piece of the puzzle that helps us to crack this case, solve a mystery, and bring justice for Maria, her family and her friends.

Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.

Thank you for helping us, and thank you for keeping Maria and her family in your thoughts today. And for more information on the foundation her family set up in Maria's memory, visit the Ria Foundation's Instagram account.  #JusticeForRia


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