Missing from the crime scene under Peking's medieval Tartar wall were two notable items: Pamela's ladies bicycle & her ice skates.
Friends saw her leave the French rink in the Legation Quarter with both items at 7.30 on the cold night of Thursday January 7th - the last time she was seen alive. Pamela left alone to cycle home in the dark. She never made her destination.
Questions for the police in 1937:
Were the items taken by the murderer?
Or stolen later by an opportunist passer-by?
Did someone baulk at descending into a ditch to take a watch from a corpse? Or was it simply overlooked in the dark?
And leaving these objects aside, what kind of person removes a victim's heart?