Friends of Ont. nurse found dead in Richmond raise funds to return body
Ephraigm Flores, 23, was last spotted while returning from the Contact Winter Music Festival on Boxing Day.
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, January 4, 2016 10:06AM PST
Last Updated Monday, January 4, 2016 7:01PM PST
RICHMOND, B.C. - Friends and family of a 23-year-old Toronto man have launched an online fundraising drive as they face the expense of returning his body to Ontario from British Columbia.
In posts on a GoFundMe site, the family of Ephraigm Flores say a five-day search for the recently licensed nurse ended tragically on New Year's Eve when his body was found in Richmond.
RCMP in the Vancouver suburb began a search after Flores was last seen in Richmond on Boxing Day returning from a concert in Vancouver.
The BC Coroners Service says RCMP divers recovered his body from a pond in a park on Dec. 31.
Police and the coroner are continuing to investigate the death, which is not considered suspicious.
A fundraising drive to assist the Flores family has a goal of $25,000 and raised nearly $14,000 in just over a day after being posted.