Peng’s murder remains one of the most infamous cold cases in Taiwan’s criminal investigation history.
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
With the prescriptive period of women’s rights activist Peng Wan-ru’s murder coming to an end in just a
few days, a police officer who was a member of the case’s special investigation team said he regretted that the 20-year-old case had not been cracked despite all the effort that had been made.
Peng, then the director of the Democratic Progressive Party’s Women’s Affairs Department, was reported missing after getting into a taxi after a gathering at a restaurant on the night of Nov. 30, 1996, the night before a DPP party convention in Kaohsiung, which she was slated to attend.
Her body was found three days later outside an abandoned warehouse in Niaosong, Kaohsiung, naked and with more than 30 stab wounds. According to reports, she had been raped.
The case dominated the headlines of national media at that time. [FULL STORY]