Tragic End To Case In Missing 20-Year-Old

The investigation into the disappearance of a 20-year-old Saint John man ended tragically Wednesday morning after police confirmed the identity of remains found in September at Long Wharf.

Saint John police say a DNA analysis positively identified the remains to be that of Chi “John” Thien Tran, who went missing on May 3 in the city’s north end.

reads a statement from the Saint John Police Force.

“The Saint John Police sends our condolences to the family and friends of Chi “John” Thien Tran at this most difficult time,” reads a statement from the Saint John Police Force.

Investigators say they found Tran’s backpack two weeks after he went missing when it washed ashore on Bayshore Beach on the west side.

Police later discovered human remains at Long Wharf on Sept. 14. At the time, it was believed to be those of a woman between the ages of 17 and 30 years old.

“The Major Crime Unit, in cooperation with the Coroner’s office, continues to investigate the circumstances around Tran’s death,” the police said.

Anyone with information on Tran’s death is asked to contact the Saint John Police Force or Crime Stoppers.

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