Li Ang

The arrests for Amanda Zhao’s murder took many years to complete, and responsibility was found to be mainly because the Canadian government is reluctant in giving evidence of murder cases to China, as Chinese authorities allow for capital punishment for murder, which is illegal in Canada.

Li Ang, Reports Girlfriend Missing to Police, 3 Days Later Boards Plane To China While Hikers Find Her Dead Body In A Suitcase.

Amanda Zhao Wei  (1981 – October 2002) was a Chinese student in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, studying English at Coquitlam College who was murdered in October 2002. She was reported missing on October 9, 2002, by her boyfriend Li Ang and her body was found inside a suitcase by hikers near Stave Lake on October 20, 2002, where an autopsy revealed that Zhao had been strangled to death

Zhao’s boyfriend Li Ang was immediately a suspect but arrests in China took until 2004 and they released Li Ang due to lack of evidence. Li Ang claimed that he had killed Zhao in a play like pillow fight.? In 2009, police in China arrested Li based on evidence provided by the RCMP showing an autopsy determined she had been strangled. It took 10 years but finally Li Ang was sentenced to life in prison in 2012, which was later dropped to a 7 year sentence. Li Ang was a Chinese national and a computer science student at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Another man Zhang Han who is Li Ang’s cousin was also arrested. He helped dispose of the body and helped Li Ang travel back to China. All charges were later dropped against Zhang Han because his confession was improperly obtained. Sounds more like they just didn’t want to fill out paper work with China.

Amanda Zhao

Links

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Amanda_Zhao

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/amanda-zhao-s-killer-gets-reduced-sentence-in-china-1.2692110

Thomas Kosberg

Thomas Gordon Kosberg was born October 2nd, 1948 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Tom as he went by, had a history of mental illness, but no one could imagine him plotting a murder, let along killing his own family. Thomas Kosberg, who, by most accounts, seemed like a normal teenager in a large family. A neighbour even remarked that the family “had the nicest, most beautiful children.”

On December 9, 1965, 17-year-old Kosberg made chocolate milkshakes for his mother, father, and four younger brothers and sisters, added some sleeping pills, waited for them to go to bed, and then hacked them to death with an axe. Only a baby survived. But there was some obvious planning put into the murders. Tom’s mother had been entertaining her best friend Florence the night before the murder. Sometime around 11pm, Florence left to go home. Thomas waited for Florence to leave and for his father to return home from his late shift at the Allied Heat and Fuel Co. (roughly 1am) before committing the murders. There was also a large span of time between the murders and when they were reported (from 1am-7:45am).

After the murders Kosberg changed his clothes, took his father’s car, and ran it into a power pole, whereupon he stole another car, and finally telephoned Robert Estergaard, who took him to Dr. Wong. According to Estergaard, Kosberg was trembling, having cramps, and kept holding his stomach, but at times would also drift off to sleep. They arrived at Dr. Wong’s at 7 a.m., where Kosberg confessed to the crime, stating that he had “done someting awful.” Wong called the police at 7:45 a.m. and Kosberg was arrested shortly afterwards

When officers arrived at the crime scene they found Mr. and Mrs. Kosberg dead in their beds, while their son Vincent lay dead on the floor, and Osborne jr. was in his crib, apparently unharmed. In the rear bedroom they discovered the body of Barry, and in the front bedroom that of Gayle Kosberg. Marianne, who was in the same room as Gayle, was still alive in her bed, but with serious head injuries. She was taken to hospital in critical condition, where she underwent emergency surgery, and eventually died on December 19, without regaining consciousness.

The court ruled that he was not guilty by reason of insanity in 1967, and Tom was shipped off to Riverview. He was released 12 years later, married and worked at Vancouver Children’s Hospital for the next 30 years. He died in 2016.

Links

https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/bizarre-murders-bc-history

https://amok.fandom.com/wiki/Thomas_Kosberg

https://www.owler.com/reports/vancouver-police-museum/vancouver-police-museum-blog-seeing-the-kosberg-mu/1512789601276

https://www.owler.com/reports/vancouver-police-museum/vancouver-police-museum-blog-seeing-the-kosberg-mu/1512789601276

Li Zhao

Li Zhao in court

In May of 2015 Li Zhao 赵丽 had 42 year old Gang Yuan from China in his West Vancouver mansion and fatally shot him and then chopped him up into pieces. Zhao and Yuan also at one point lived together in Saskatchewan. Zhao was married to Yuan’s cousin.

The two got into an argument over business investments and the fact that Yuan wanted to marry Zhao’s 26 year old daughter, Ultra Rich Asians reality tv star Florence Zhao. Saying he could get Zhao shares in companies “if” he let him marry his daughter. The argument became to pushing and shoving until Zhao grabbed a hammer. After fighting quickly Zhao got a rifle loaded it with ammo and pointed it Yuan telling him not to move. But Yuan eventually grabbed the hammer and threw it at Zhao which startled him and he shot Yuan. Zhao’s wife and her elderly mother had been taking a walk, but returned to find the aftermath of the shooting. Zhao told them to take a walk and then dragged Yuan’s body to the garage. The family’s nanny also later came into the garage at one point, but couldn’t see exactly what he was doing. He said he had been hunting a bear. After that Zhao used a power saw and chopped Yuan into about 100 pieces which took at least 6-12 hours. When Zhao’s wife left she did phone the police. Zhao had took a nap after chopping up Yuan and was thinking about bagging him up and putting him the freezer. The police eventually phone Zhao’s home and told him to come outside.

Zhao, who speaks little English admitted to the crimes he showed no remorse. It was also said that Zhao at age 54 when the crime occurred he had never even been in a fist fight in his life. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison

Victim Gang Yuan a man who lived a playboy lifestyle. Fathering 5 children from 5 different women. All of whom were unaware of each other until his death. He Owned mansions, a private island, and a yacht. He was known to have up to 100 girlfriends.

Links

https://vancouversun.com/news/man-who-fatally-shot-and-dismembered-west-van-businessman-should-get-12-14-years-crown

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/gang-yuan-li-zhao-death-dismemberment-1.5751111

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/3104299/kind-non-violent-killer-who-chopped-chinese-tycoon

Zhao’s West Vancouver Mansion