Body of Ephraigm Flores, missing Toronto man, recovered from Richmond pond
Family of Toronto man raising funds to have his body returned
Faced with the expense of returning his body to Ontario from British Columbia, family and friends of a recently deceased 23-year-old Toronto man have launched an online fundraising drive.
In posts on a GoFundMe site, the family of Ephraigm Flores say a five-day search for the licensed nurse ended tragically on New Year's Eve when his body was found in Richmond.
RCMP in the Vancouver suburb began a search after Flores was last seen in Richmond on Boxing Day returning from a concert in Vancouver.
The B.C. Coroners Service says RCMP divers recovered his body from a pond in a park on Dec. 31.
Police and the coroner are continuing to investigate the death, which is not considered suspicious.
A fundraising drive to assist the Flores family has a goal of $25,000 and raised nearly $14,000 in just over a day after being posted.