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Canadian student dead in Hong Kong

Police are investigating

Joey Basha, a 25-year-old Canadian who had been studying international and public affairs at the University of Hong Kong, was found dead last week by local police. Basha, originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, disappeared Dec. 21st after going for takeout food, prompting a search by his family. Police found him last week dead in a public washroom, but without any identification documents. They told CBC News that they do not consider his death suspicious.*

*Update at 11:30 on Dec. 29: Phyllis Basha told The Canadian Press that police say evidence from an autopsy has prompted a criminal investigation into her son’s death.

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