The RCMP have charged a 25-year-old man with the murder of his mother, who went missing from Richmond in June.
Lianjie Guo's remains were discovered in a suitcase on the Sunshine Coast in July but police withheld that information until now. Yuan Xi Tang has been charged with first degree murder and counselling to commit an indictable offence, announced the RCMP and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) in a Friday news release.
Sgt. Jennifer Pound told News1130 that Tang is also suspected of trying to have his father killed.
Powell River RCMP discovered a suitcase with human remains on Harwood Island on July 29. Those remains have now been confirmed as Guo's. The cause of death is not being released for investigative reasons.
Guo's husband was notified Friday of the charge against his son and police say he is still trying to process the information.
Guo and her husband had been in Canada visiting their son for only about seven hours when she disappeared on June 7, CTV reported.
Tang said at the time that the family had no idea what happened to her.
"My father is still very upset and still loves my mom and now he’s missing my mom," he told reporters, translating for his father who speaks Cantonese.