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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Any arrests in 1988 beating death of woman at South Natomas home?

Q: Would you know anything about a murder back in 1988, I believe, around Christmastime in South Natomas? It was on Woodside Glen Way. It seems the woman answered her front door and was bludgeoned to death.

Robin, Sacramento

A: No arrests have been reported in the Dec. 21, 1988 slaying of 35-year-old Luong Shi at her South Natomas home.

According to stories in The Sacramento Bee, she was beaten to death just inside the entrance to the home in the 1300 block of Woodside Glen Way, apparently when she opened the door, police said. She was found by her husband when he arrived home around 5:45 p.m., and she died about an hour later at UC Davis Medical Center. Her skull had been shattered by blows from a heavy instrument.

Investigators at the time said they knew of no motive for the slaying and had no suspect. The house was not ransacked and it appeared nothing was stolen. The woman’s husband was questioned by police and released.

A $2,500 reward was offered for information leading to an arrest or conviction in the case.