Published October 9, 2012 | 7:07 pm
Vancouver: Zhongming “James” Mou, 36, has pleaded guilty in New Westminster Supreme Court to second degree murder for the 2011 killing of his estranged wife, Yating “Lancy” Hu.A sentencing hearing was scheduled to begin Tuesday, but was not expected to be wrapped up the same day.
“Lancy HU is missed by her family including her parents and her young boys. This tragedy will require endless healing for those who loved her. IHIT works tirelessly for the homicide victims and their families who forever have their lives changed, “says Sgt. Jennifer Pound.
On August 27, 2011 the body of Lancy HU, was recovered from the Fraser River near the West end of Steveston.An autopsy was completed and IHIT was able to confirm the female was, in fact, HU, and that the death was ruled foul play.
In order to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation, the fact that HU had been located was not made public. This allowed investigators to use a variety of techniques and gather sufficient evidence for charge approval.