NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The daughter of a Queens woman missing for nearly decade is calling on police to revive the investigation into the cold case.
“We want to know what happened to Lian Fang Feng,” City Council Member Daniel Dromm said Wednesday.
1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reports: What Happened To Lian Fang Feng?
Feng’s daughter, Jena Liang, came home to a horrible scene on July 19, 2002.
“Traces of blood on the floor of our apartment, I noticed that there were stains of blood on the floor,” she said. “It looked like somebody washed it off, cleaned it. There were splashes of blood on a vase, on the ceiling.”
Liang called police after finding the blood stains in the Elmhurst apartment where she lived with her 52-year-old mother and stepfather Roger Hui.
Police records showed strong evidence of foul play but no body was ever found. Feng was never seen or heard from again.
Liang is now pointing the finger at her stepfather and said she has evidence he was after insurance money. Hui apparently moved to have Feng declared dead and to have himself appointed the administrator of her estate.
She is urging police to reopen the case.
“Was she murdered? Is she missing? What happened?” Dromm asked. “If this was your mother, what would you do?”
In a press release, Dromm stated an initial investigation was conducted and police had collected evidence of blood spatters, forensic samples from mop water, and photographs of a car bumper owned by one of the residents of the building.
However, shortly after the investigation began, the original detective assigned to the case retired and Liang said the NYPD gave her almost no information into her mother’s disappearance.
Liang subpoenaed the NYPD for records of the investigation but was later told that all the evidence had been destroyed in a flood at One Police Plaza.
However, police responded to the story Wednesday night, saying the records were not destroyed.
“This is an active ongoing case which is being investigated by Queens Homicide,” police said in a statement.
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