July 15, 2010

07/15/08: Guowen Weng, 16, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Two years ago today, Guowen Weng, a 16-year old student from China disppeared just 6 hours after arriving in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Weng, who arrived in Vancouver at 2:30 p.m. in preparation for a two-week long summer course, went for a walk around 8:30 p.m., taking his belongings and cell phone with him. He never returned.

Guowen Weng is described as about 5'3" tall, 100 pounds, with black, spiky hair. According to police, Weng speaks no English.

In September, CBS News reported that Weng was the fourth student to disappear from the BCC Academy of English school within days of each other in July. The three other students — a boy, 19, and two girls, 16 and 17— were all in the same class and went missing five days after Weng.

According to CBS News, "The last record police have of Guowen cellphone being used is in Ottawa. Vancouver police Const. Tim Fanning said police tried to contact their families in China but they either weren't helpful or didn't return their calls."

Police now believe they may have used the summer language program as an excuse to get into Canada. All four students were admitted to the country on six-month study visas.

All four cases have now been handed over to the Canada Border Services Agency, Fanning said.

1 comment:

Monique777 said...

It would be interesting to find out if they knew each other prior to going to Canada. They may have planned their disappearance before leaving and then all met up at a planned location.