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She was last seen in the area of 168 Street and 27 Avenue in the overnight hours of June 16 into 17.
“Now given what we know of the case so far, we don’t believe this was a random incident,” said Jang. “There is still much we need to learn about Ms. Fan and her history.”
Jang said Fan was believed to be associated with a group known as both Golden Touch or Create Abundance. Police did not have any information about the nature of Fan’s ties to the group but Jang said investigators are hopeful that others attached to the organization or who recognize Fan will speak with police.
“We’re specifically reaching out to the Chinese community. Just from what we know of Ms. Fan and her background, we believe that there are those in the local Chinese community who may know her or who may have had dealings with her, particularly through this organization,” said Jang.
The group is believed to be a self-improvement or spiritual group with international reach and local ties but little else is known; investigators are continuing their background checks on the group.
Jang said there is no one in custody at this time and that investigators are still working on their “investigational theory.” Local police are also working with the Chinese consulate to reach Fan’s family in China.