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Cops: Poker unrelated to death of pro player in Michigan

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Posted at 1:26 PM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 13:26:45-04

WHITE LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police say the death of a professional poker player whose burned body was found in Michigan doesn’t appear related to her work.

A 60-year-old man was charged with murder Tuesday in the death of Susie Zhao.

The 33-year-old Zhao grew up in suburban Detroit and recently returned from the Los Angeles area.

Her body was found in mid-July at the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area in Oakland County, Michigan.

Police say there's no evidence so far that poker had a role in Zhao's death.

Zhao met Jeffery Morris at a motel where she frequently stayed.