Above. The Peiping Chronicle was Peking's only English-language newspaper. It covered events concerning the Werner murder in detail. Like the city itself, the newspaper changed its name from Peking to Peiping and back again depending on whether the Chinese nationalists or Japanese military were in control.
Right. The now famous studio shot of Pamela in a black dress appeared in newspapers across the world. This article featured in Shanghai's North China Herald.
The photograph was reportedly taken only a few days before Pamela's death.
Left. $5,000 dollars represented a fortune for many poor Chinese. And the reward offer was to have a long and considerable influence on the case. And not for the good.
Right. June 1937, The Peiping Chronicle reported the British Coroner's "verdict of murder by some person or persons unknown".
Named suspects, and there were to be many, went unmentioned.