Body of missing hiker Liang Jin found

CRIME LiangTHE body of 21-year-old Liang Jin, who was also known as Leon Joy, was recovered Tuesday from Hanes Valley in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in North Vancouver.

Jin last spoke by text message with his father on the morning of December 31, 2014. In his text, he said he planned to go hiking, but gave no indication where.

Leon was reported missing to Vancouver Police on January 3 after not having any contact with family or friends. Extensive searches of the North Shore mountains at that time found no signs of the missing man.

Continued search efforts by family members led to the discovery of his body. Foul play is not suspected and the case has been turned over to the BC Coroners Service to determine the cause of death.