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IHIT identifies woman who turned up at Peace Arch Hospital, later died

Last Updated Jun 24, 2020 at 4:27 pm PDT

Homicide investigators want to speak to anyone who knows anything about Bo Fan, who was killed in Surrey in June. (Courtesy IHIT)
Summary

The woman in her 30s was dropped off at Peace Arch Hospital last week and later died

Surrey RCMP reported initially the woman had serious injuries, but investigators didn't know how she got hurt

The hospital had contacted police, who later deemed her death suspicious

SURREY (NEWS 1130) — Homicide investigators want to speak with anyone who knows anything about a 41-year-old woman who was killed in Surrey one week ago.

The Integrated Homicide Investigations Team has identified Bo Fan as the woman who was dropped off at Peace Arch Hospital last week and later died.

“She was not known to police. She appears to have lived a fairly quiet life, at least here in Canada,” Sgt. Frank Jang said. “But any time we speak with friends and family, we learn more about individuals.”

Fan was admitted to the hospital at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17 after being dropped off by a friend.

She had moved to Canada from China in February 2019.

Fan was living in the Grandview Heights area of Surrey and was associated with a group called Golden Touch, or Create Abundance, which police describes as a self-improvement or spiritual group, Jang explained

He added the Golden Touch group is not currently under the microscope.

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Surrey RCMP initially reported that Fan had serious injuries, but investigators didn’t know how she got hurt or how she made it to the hospital.

Information about her injuries was also not released. Fan died hours after she arrived at Peace Arch Hospital.

“Given what we know so far in the case, we do not believe Miss Fan’s murder was random,” Jang said, adding there is still a lot investigators need to learn about Fan and her history.

At the time, RCMP said she was found at 168 Street and 28 Avenue that morning or the previous day.

IHIT has since confirmed Fan was last seen alive during the overnight hours between June 16 and 17 in that area.

The hospital had contacted police, who later deemed her death suspicious.

-With files from Kathryn Tindale and Monika Gul