Florence Leung, Missing B.C. Mom, Found Dead, According To New Westminster Police

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Florence Leung, a New Westminster, B.C. mom who went missing last month, has been found dead, according to police.

New Westminster police said in a statement Thursday that her body was found in the water near Bowen Island, off the coast of Vancouver, on Wednesday.

Her family has been notified, police said. Foul play is not suspected.

Her husband, Kim Chen, told CBC News that it was a hard time for their family, but that he wanted to thank everyone who helped search for Leung.

A Facebook group dedicated to finding her initially broke the news.

"It is with great sadness to tell everyone that Florence Leung has been found," someone wrote in the group "Find Missing Mother Florence Leung."

"We ask that everyone at the moment respect the family's privacy and we will release more details as they become available."

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Florence Leung, who went missing late last month, has been found, according to a Facebook group. (Photo: Help Us Find Florence Leung/Facebook)

Leung, who had a two-month-old son, disappeared Oct. 25 from her New Westminster home. Her white Audi Q5 was found in Stanley Park the next day.

Vancouver police and North Shore Search and Rescue searched the area after her vehicle was located, but discovered no sign of her, according to Facebook. Police believed she was suffering from postpartum depression.

Surveillance footage showed her buying food at a Vancouver store the day she went missing.

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