VANCOUVER – The teachers and family members of Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., who were missing in Colombia have said they have been found dead.
The Colombian police Ramazan (Ramo) rescues the head of Gencay Medellin, Andrew Petter, president of the University, on Wednesday, in a statement for faculty and staff.
"Ramo SFU will lose the community deeply and our hearts with the family, friends and SFU teachers, students and employees who have worked with him," he wrote.
"We know what this news is for the SFU community, and we all want to reassure Ramo's support and make everything difficult."
Carole Gencay posted a brief statement on Facebook on Thursday, confirming her husband's death this month.
"You can already know that Medellin has suffered a horrible death in Colombia. I will be in touch with the celebration of life details," he said.
Gencay went to Colombia to go to the nurseries and told his wife for a 6-month-old salsa night club.
His friends and family returned to social networks this month to spread the word that was missing.
He is working with the Global Affairs family
Canada for Foreign Affairs gave a consular assistance from a Canadian Colombian family.
"Our thoughts have been killed by people and families of a Canadian citizen in Colombia," said spokesman Philip Hannan.
"Canary Islands civil servants contact local authorities to collect additional information".
In a statement given by the University, Petter said everyone at school "will sadden the tragic death of Professor Gencay."
"He was a contributing assistant at the university community and knew all he knew."
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