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Missing Fil-Canadian’s body was found in park pond

/ 05:16 AM March 19, 2016

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SAN FRANCISCO – The body of a Filipino Canadian who went missing December 26 last year in Richmond, B.C. after attending a music event was actually found on December 31 in a pond in a city park.

A body pulled from a on New Year’s Eve from a pond in Garden City Park was that of missing tourist Ephraigm Flores, 23, The Richmond News reported. https://www.richmond-news.com/news/update-coroner-confirms-body-found-in-richmond-pond-is-missing-visitor-1.2142155

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Family members confirmed it was Flores’ body. He had not been seen since returning from a music event at B.C. Place on Boxing Day.

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Richmond Fire-Rescue discovered a body in the frigid waters just south of Garden City Park.

Police say there doesn’t appear to be suspicious circumstances surrounding the death but would only confirm that the body is that of a young male.

Flores’ family launched a crowdfunding campaign to fly his body home to Toronto and raised more than $13,000 on its first day.

Flores, who used to work as a nurse at Rosewood Manor in Richmond, lived in Toronto. But he had family and friends in Richmond and was visiting the city.

After his family raised the alarm on December 27, but fears for his wellbeing grew as items of his clothing were found in the park. Both the coroner and Richmond RCMP said there didn’t appear to be suspicious circumstances.

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