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Homicide victim's ex-husband found dead in Vancouver park

The body of a man suspected of killing an East Vancouver mother has been found in a park in South Vancouver.

27-year-old Thi Tam Nguyen was found dead in her home, an East Vancouver basement suite

Vancouver homicide suspect found dead

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A 27-year-old mother was killed, and her ex-husband was found dead near Gladstone Park

The man suspected of killing an East Vancouver mother has been found dead in a park in South Vancouver.

Police tape off an area adjacent to East Kent Avenue in South Vancouver where the body of a 31-year-old man was found Sunday. (Chad Pawson/CBC)

Const. Brian Montague said officers have taped off an area near Gladstone Park where the body of the 31-year-old ex-husband of homicide victim Thi Tam Nguyen was discovered Sunday afternoon.

Montague said a 13 year old who was walking along a trail near the area of Portside Drive and East Kent Avenue made the discovery of the man's body.

Police and paramedics were called, but the man could not be revived, Montague said.

Nguyen, 27, was found dead Saturday afternoon in the basement suite where she lived, in a home at the corner of E. 41st Avenue and Rupert Street.

Thi Tam Nguyen, 27, was found dead inside an East Vancouver basement suite Saturday afternoon. (CBC)

Her four-year-old son was in the house at the time. He was found safe and taken into police custody.

Montague said Nguyen's ex-husband had been charged with domestic assault in 2011, and he was an immediate suspect.

Police launched a manhunt and found his car, abandoned, in Richmond later Saturday afternoon.

Nguyen became Vancouver's sixth homicide victim of 2014.

Google Maps: Portside Drive at East Kent Ave.