Palo Alto police ask for help in solving cold case homicide

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Palo Alto police are asking for help in solving a homicide that took place on this date 16 years ago, police said Saturday.

Maria Hsiao died in a shooting June 10, 2001 outside a downtown nightclub.

Police are asking people to watch this video:

Police are also asking people to share the video on their social networks. The more people who see it, the better chance someone will provide a tip that will lead officers to the killer, police said.

Even someone with second- or third-hand information may be helpful.

Anonymous tips may be emailed to or sent by text message or voicemail to (650) 383-8984.

Tips may also be sent to the department's free mobile app, which can be downloaded from or

People can also call in tips to the detective bureau at (650) 329-2597.
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