November 11, 2004August 29, 2005 by DrMabuse Iris Chang Found Dead Obits 2 Comments Horrible news. Not far from my digs, no less. Iris Chang, author of The Rape of Nanking and a Northern California resident, committed suicide just south of Los Gatos. She was only 37. © 2004 – 2005, DrMabuse. All rights reserved.