Leo Li, Tiffany Li, and their adult son Daniel were identified as the residents of the Fraser Heights house by neighbours and friends.
Having known the family since 2002 and having lived across the street, Jean Zou remarked, “I am stunned since they loved each other and the life they lived.”
According to Zou, Leo enjoyed skating, golf, and yoga. Tiffany also enjoyed all three. They worked hard. The morning was spent working out, and the afternoon was spent tutoring.
Within their two-story house, the couple tutored students. Leo taught math and physics, Tiffany taught French, Daniel, a University of Victoria alumnus who graduated last year, taught English, and Zou said Tiffany was also a teacher of French.
On Tuesday, yellow police tape encircled the home of the family. RCMP, coroner surrounded the residence, and forensics vehicles as police in hazmat gear entered and exited. Later in the day, stretchers were used to transfer the bodies onto ready vans.
As condolences and cards with messages such as “rest in peace” and “peace in paradise” were left by mourners, the makeshift memorial for the deceased grew during the afternoon.
Sgt. Timothy Pierotti of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said on Tuesday that before noon on Monday, officers were called to a residence in the 15600 block of 112th Avenue. There, they discovered three bodies that had died.
According to a statement made on Tuesday by Sgt. Timothy Pierotti of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, police were called to a home in the 15600 block of 112th Avenue at about noon on Monday. They found the death of three persons there.
What happened to the family members?
They ran a teaching business together, according to the shocked neighbours of the three family members who were found dead inside their Surrey, British Columbia, home this week.
Two of those killed have been identified as Leo Li and Tiffany Zhen, a couple who arrived from China 20 years ago and raised a son in the Lower Mainland. Leo Li, his wife Tiffany, and their adult son Daniel Li perished in a murder-suicide.
According to Jean Zhou, a friend and neighbour who had worked with Li, the whole family tutored numerous classes out of a Zhen-founded home business. The family has strong ties with one another, Zhou added.
On Tuesday, Zhou stepped outside the house and told the journalists that they were a “lovely family.” They stated that they were happy with their lifestyles.
Their next-door neighbour said that Zhen and Li both went to Peking University and majored in French and physics. When they first moved to British Columbia, they found Future Shop and Sears employment. However, over time, they could sustain themselves by teaching nearby students from Fraser Heights Secondary.
According to Zhou, every Chinese family brings their children home. According to Zhou, after leaving for college and receiving his English degree, the couple’s son returned home to instruct them.
They had three bodies when police were summoned to their home on 112 Avenue on Monday at just after noon. No one else was home when police came, and the officials say there was no longer a danger to the public’s safety.
Sgt. Timothy Pierotti of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said in a statement on Tuesday that “preliminary intelligence suggests there is no outstanding suspect, while we are not ruling out any investigation scenario.” The fatalities shocked the neighbourhood residents, leaving many family members in the dark about what transpired.
Nothing “negative” happened
In his speech on Tuesday, Pierotti asserted that none of the locals had ever had an unpleasant encounter with the police. He insisted that domestic violence or anything of the sort had never occurred at that residence.
Police claim that the general populace is not constantly at risk. We are aware that this kind of conduct may have an impact on the entire community, said Pierotti. Numerous people will be affected by this.
Investigators will scour the area all day Tuesday to determine what happened, according to IHIT. Authorities advise anyone with knowledge of the incident to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-444.