British Columbia

IHIT seeks tips after death of woman, 41, who was dropped off at hospital with serious injuries

Bo Fan, 41, died after arriving at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock with serious, life-threatening injuries on June 17. IHIT took over the investigation, saying her death was suspicious.

Bo Fan died after arriving at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock on June 17

Bo Fan, 41, died after being admitted to hospital in White Rock, B.C., with life-threatening injuries. IHIT is investigating her death as a homicide. (IHIT)

The RCMP's homicide team in the Lower Mainland is asking for the public's help as it investigates the death of a woman who was dropped off at a hospital in White Rock, B.C., earlier this month.

The woman was identified Wednesday as Bo Fan, 41. She died after arriving at Peace Arch Hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries on June 17. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Unit (IHIT) took over the investigation, saying her death was suspicious.

RCMP Sgt. Frank Jang said Wednesday her death was not random.

He said Fan was a Chinese citizen who had been in Canada since February 2019. Jang said she had been living in the Grandview Heights neighbourhood of Surrey, B.C., and was last seen in the area of 168 Street and 27 Avenue overnight on June 16.

Jang said her identity is being released to the public in the hope of generating tips about what might have led to her death.

"There's still much we need to learn about Ms. Fan and her history," he said.

Chinese citizen Bo Fan, 41, lived in the Grandview Heights neighbourhood of Surrey, B.C., and had links to the self-help group Golden Touch/Create Abundance. (IHIT)

Jang said Fan had ties to an association called "Golden Touch" or "Create Abundance." Police said they did not have details of her involvement but are hoping the public will come forward with more information.

Asked for more information about the organization itself, Jang said he did not have any further information aside from the fact it is an association with "local and international" ties.

"We're still really doing our homework, our background checks, on the organization. We really don't have that much information."

No arrests have been made in connection with Fan's death.

Anyone who knew her or who recognizes her is asked to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-4448, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to remain anonymous.

IHIT said Bo Fan was associated with an organization called 'Golden Touch' or 'Create Abundance.' The association's logo is pictured here. (IHIT)

Corrections

  • A previous version of this story stated Bo Fan was dropped off at Surrey Memorial Hospital. In fact, she was taken to Peach Arch Hospital in White Rock, B.C.
    Jun 24, 2020 12:12 PM PT

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