January 4, 2016 2:33 pm
Updated: January 4, 2016 3:00 pm

Family of Ontario man found dead in B.C. raising funds to return body to Toronto

Ephraigm Flores is seen in this undated photo.


RICHMOND, B.C. — Friends and family of a 23-year-old Toronto man have launched an online fundraising drive as they face the expense of returning his body to Ontario from British Columbia.

In posts on a GoFundMe site, the family of Ephraigm Flores say a five-day search for the recently licensed nurse ended tragically on New Year’s Eve when his body was found in Richmond.

RCMP in the Vancouver suburb began a search after Flores was last seen in Richmond on Boxing Day returning from a concert in Vancouver.

READ MORE: No foul play suspected after body found in Richmond

Police say a body was discovered on Dec. 31 in the same area where Flores disappeared, but the name of the victim has not been confirmed.

The death is not considered suspicious.

A fundraising drive to assist the Flores family has a goal of $25,000 and raised nearly $14,000 in just over a day after being posted.

© 2016 The Canadian Press

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