He was found dead on the banks of the Fraser River, wrapped in a sleeping bag, and Vancouver police say it was a brutal end to a life spent in the gang culture.
Today the VPD’s Brian Montague told reporters the man found Monday was 26 year old Justin Pauwat Chan, and while he didn’t have a criminal record, Montague say he was known to police.
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Montague says while Chan was involved in the gang lifestyle — it was his family that reported him missing.
“I’m sure that they had information that they provided with investigators, part of the investigation will be determining who Mr. Chan’s associates were, where he was in the days and hours leading up to his death.”
Montague says the VPD is calling for witnesses to come forward.