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Canada Homicide police say victim was linked to Chinese spiritual group

20:51  24 june  2020
20:51  24 june  2020 Source:   vancouversun.com

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a view of a car: Homicide investigators are sharing details Wednesday morning about a woman who died after being left at a hospital with fatal injuries. Homicide investigators are sharing details Wednesday morning about a woman who died after being left at a hospital with fatal injuries.

Homicide police are asking the local Chinese community for help investigating the death of a woman who was left at hospital last week with fatal injuries.

On the morning of June 17, Surrey RCMP were called to a  after a woman in her 30s was dropped off with serious injuries. She did not survive.

Surrey RCMP said the cause of the woman’s injuries was unknown and that her death was being treated as suspicious. Their investigation led police to a location in the 2700-block of 168 Street, where the woman was believed to have spent some time that morning or the night before.

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The day after the woman was dropped off at the hospital, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team announced they would be taking conduct of the investigation.

On Wednesday, Sgt. Frank Jang with the IHIT said the woman who died had been identified as Bo Fan, a 41-year-old Chinese citizen who had been living in Surrey since February 2019.

She was last seen in the area of 168 Street and 27 Avenue in the overnight hours of June 16 into 17.

“Now given what we know of the case so far, we don’t believe this was a random incident,” said Jang. “There is still much we need to learn about Ms. Fan and her history.”

Jang said Fan was believed to be associated with a group known as both Golden Touch or Create Abundance. Police did not have any information about the nature of Fan’s ties to the group but Jang said investigators are hopeful that others attached to the organization or who recognize Fan will speak with police.

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“We’re specifically reaching out to the Chinese community. Just from what we know of Ms. Fan and her background, we believe that there are those in the local Chinese community who may know her or who may have had dealings with her, particularly through this organization,” said Jang.

The group is believed to be a self-improvement or spiritual group with international reach and local ties but little else is known; investigators are continuing their background checks on the group.

Jang said there is no one in custody at this time and that investigators are still working on their “investigational theory.” Local police are also working with the Chinese consulate to reach Fan’s family in China.

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