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It is with heavy hearts that we announce yet another death in our tragic unintended series of holistic doctor deaths. In one short year, there have been over 50 deaths.

A well known holistic doctor/acupuncturist’s body was recently found inside her upscale Creekside Drive home, Palo Alto police confirmed on Tuesday. Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office found the cause of death to be multiple stab wounds on the autopsy, officials said.


From the article:

“The body of Jenny Shi, 65, was found Thursday evening when a family member went looking for her at the home Shi owned on Creekside Drive, behind Cubberley Community Center. Detectives were still processing the crime scene Tuesday afternoon on the street, which is lined with Eichler-style homes.”

Shi, who had “business connections around the world”, (according to the SF Gate) owned several acupuncture clinics in the Bay Area, including one on Castro Street in Mountain View.

She also worked as an executive with Keiretsu Forum, an angel investment and venture capital firm and was not only a renowned acupuncturist but a business woman as well.


“Police department officials said they have no significant leads but noted there is no major threat to the community” (yeah, right—just a killer on the loose—why do they always say that?).

“In a city that averages fewer than one homicide a year, the gruesome crime in one of its quiet neighborhoods has left residents shaken.”

“It’s a real family-oriented, pleasant neighborhood,” said Robert Adams, who has lived in the area two years. “Homicides are not normal.”

So often these crimes happen in areas where a person (let alone a holistic doctor) hasn’t been killed for years. Then suddenly alas, there is a murder, yet no one seems willing to even entertain the idea of connecting the dots (if they can be connected).

Rick Barr has lived on Creekside Drive near Shi’s home for 25 years and had this to say:

“We were shocked at what happened here,” said Barr, who was home Thursday night when police began investigating Shi’s death. “I was here when this all was coming down, and I watched with shock. It was upsetting.”

Wang, a 79-year-old former professor said she has lived in the Greenmeadow neighborhood for 31 years. When Shi moved four doors down from her on Creekside Drive some 21 years ago, Wang sought her help with her husband’s arthritis.

It’s amazing already, the emails pouring in about what a great doctor she was and how she helped thousands of people over the span of her amazing career, before her life was suddenly taken by an unknown murderer.

Wang said the neighborhood has a lot of Chinese families who often chat in their 50s Eichler style homes, but Shi was not one to socialize so much:

“I talked to her last time almost 20 years ago,” Wang said. “She was not around often, did not talk to neighbors very often.” She noted that Shi seemed “very busy” because she was running her clinic(s) and did not “have long to talk.”

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the city’s 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413 or [email protected]  Perhaps some may want to send them the holistic doctor death series full article and timeline 50 +holistic doctor deaths in a year– including her own local colleagues in California!

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Source: SF Gate