Headless Canadian corpse in New Taipei

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Headless Canadian corpse in New Taipei

Postby sandman » Wed Aug 22, 2018 16:48

The decapitated, dismembered corpse believed to be that of a 29-year-old Canadian English teacher was discovered Wednesday under the Zhongzheng Bridge in Yunghe. :eek:
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Re: Headless Canadian corpse in New Taipei

Postby Icon » Wed Aug 22, 2018 22:25

Condolences to his family. Really horrible crime.
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Re: Headless Canadian corpse in New Taipei

Postby Kal El » Thu Aug 23, 2018 07:58

I saw something about that. Is there any more information about who did it or why?
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Re: Headless Canadian corpse in New Taipei

Postby Icon » Thu Aug 23, 2018 23:00

Kal El wrote:I saw something about that. Is there any more information about who did it or why?


Not yet. Police still gathering evidence.
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Re: Headless Canadian corpse in New Taipei

Postby sandman » Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:49

They are looking for two "foreigners," apparently. A male and a female. No description of such "foreigners." At least they might have got the genders right. Possibly not. Probably not. Hey ho! This is going to get totally buried in police paperwork. Tai-duo mafan!

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Re: Headless Canadian corpse in New Taipei

Postby maoman » Fri Aug 24, 2018 13:14

It's my understanding that the deceased rolled over on his suppliers when he got busted for weed a while back. Taiwanese gangsters don't like being grassed on any more than gangsters anywhere else, I guess.
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Re: Headless Canadian corpse in New Taipei

Postby sandman » Fri Aug 24, 2018 13:24

Didn't want to go there. But yeah. He was allegedly involved in drug dealing. So they say. But jeez! Decapitation and dismemberment? That is a serious message!
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Re: Headless Canadian corpse in New Taipei

Postby jimipresley » Fri Aug 24, 2018 18:37

I've been looking at links and stuff on social media, and checking the news; hell, I even wandered over to Andrewmosa and waded through the 100 pages of bizarre speculation and dumb GIFs!

This is what the cops think:

* Our lad Ryan was a convicted cannabis dealer.
* Ryan had been trying to leave Taiwan by sailboat to avoid detection by the good people at immigration.
* He may or may not have been set up as a snitch.
* He bought some green from people and didn't pay them.
* He drew 100k from an ATM and agreed to meet with some Russian bloke and his girlfriend.
* They ambushed him, whacked him, and chopped him into pieces.
* They tried to dump him in the river, but the tide receded and his remains were exposed on a sandbar. Because they're dumbfucks.
* They may or may not have skipped the country by now.

I really don't think this is a sinister gangland statement. Blood splatters everywhere, murder weapons found. Way too unprofessional. Nor is it some revenge thing by a family for his wife getting drowned a year ago. We'll never know, though. I'm sure the cops will tell us what happened.

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Re: Headless Canadian corpse in New Taipei

Postby Corns » Fri Aug 24, 2018 19:33

Ryan was a Kindy teacher
From the Land of the Great White North
A BA for hire
Teaching and smoking dope to be done

The deal was made in Taipei
On a dark and stormy day
So he set out to buy some grass
To survive the education fray
Through 17 and 18
They fought the Kindy War
Smoking grass before teaching
In the evenings -- even more
The days and nights they battled
and cheated the gangsters of their fees
They stole to maintain their living
And to help out the cheetoh-lease
Ryan the Headless Canadian English Teacher
Ryan the Headless Canadian English Teacher

His comrades fought beside him
Teachers from South Africa and the rest
But of all the Kindy Teachers
Ryan was the best
So the Taiwan gangsters decided
They wanted Ryan dead
That son-of-a-bitch Big Ear Wu
Cut off Ryan`s Head
Ryan the Headless Canadian English Teacher
Time Time Time for another week of war
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Ryan the Headless Canadian English Teacher
Ryan the Headless Canadian English Teacher
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Re: Headless Canadian corpse in New Taipei

Postby Big Vern » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:03

The police investigation involves going through the victim's phone records and releasing the details of people he had, ahem, dealings with to the press as suspects. Then a couple of days later confirming that they are no longer suspects. Cracking police work!
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Re: Headless Canadian corpse in New Taipei

Postby cranky laowai » Sun Aug 26, 2018 16:41

I wrote a post but my phone may have eaten it. Anyway, here's the short version:
http://m.focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201808260005.aspx
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Re: Headless Canadian corpse in New Taipei

Postby cranky laowai » Mon Aug 27, 2018 13:09

Tangential to this thread, which of the following is scarier?
  1. A Westerner in Taiwan being murdered by Taiwanese.
  2. A Westerner in Taiwan being murdered by foreigners.
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Re: Headless Canadian corpse in New Taipei

Postby Kal El » Tue Aug 28, 2018 13:02

cranky laowai wrote:Tangential to this thread, which of the following is scarier?
  1. A Westerner in Taiwan being murdered by Taiwanese.
  2. A Westerner in Taiwan being murdered by foreigners.

It's bad enough that anyone in Taiwan not only gets murdered, but has their head and limbs hacked off and dumped in the river.

One wonders what would have happened if some old bugger had been out for a walk with his wife and his dog and happened upon them in the middle of all that.
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Re: Headless Canadian corpse in New Taipei

Postby cfimages » Tue Aug 28, 2018 16:05

Kal El wrote:
One wonders what would have happened if some old bugger had been out for a walk with his wife and his dog and happened upon them in the middle of all that.


Surprised there wasn't. I left on the road in front of where it happened, and there's people out there at all times of the evening, especially in summer. I've seen joggers, cyclists, walkers, even people playing basketball at midnight.
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Re: Headless Canadian corpse in New Taipei

Postby Icon » Tue Aug 28, 2018 21:29

cfimages wrote:
Kal El wrote:
One wonders what would have happened if some old bugger had been out for a walk with his wife and his dog and happened upon them in the middle of all that.


Surprised there wasn't. I left on the road in front of where it happened, and there's people out there at all times of the evening, especially in summer. I've seen joggers, cyclists, walkers, even people playing basketball at midnight.


A reporter claims it is impossible to be seen from where they did it, as the angle hides them from view.

The press and cops paint a picture of the most careless criminals: riding YouBikes to the site, keeping the GPS on, using white bags easy to spot, not weighting the body parts...The cops say they did not flee because they did not expect to be caught.
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