Suspect held over Sylvia Leung killing

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 05 September, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 05 September, 1993, 12:00am

VANCOUVER police are investigating a possible link between an Asian man arrested in western Canada last month and the mysterious murder of Sylvia Leung Sze-hon, the daughter of Hong Kong's Immigration Director.

A spokesman for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which is handling the case, said they were holding the man in connection with the murder.

The 22-year-old university student was killed by a crossbow bolt on January 24 on the campus of the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver.

Sergeant Frank Magridge said the police believed the man apprehended in Calgary was involved in an extortion racket.

He said the man had allegedly blackmailed some families in Calgary and he had been seen firing crossbows in the city.

Police picked up the Calgary man on August 19 and said they were still establishing his connection to the case.

Sergeant Magridge said three or four officers had been assigned to the case but up to 40 were on standby and ready to be deployed in case of a major breakthrough.

Immigration Director Laurence Leung Ming-yin was unavailable for comment last night.