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Case File 1952DFON


De Qian Rang
Missing since April 20, 1992 from Elora, Ontario, Canada
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
De Qian Rang, the mother of a 6 year old son, was last seen alive on April 20, 1992 in the Village of Elora, Ontario. At the time of her disappearance, Mrs. Rang and her husband operated the 'Abacus Restaurant', south of Elora. The couple were married in Beijing in 1984. The couple had a stormy relationship, and both had extramarital affairs.

Police were only told that she was missing by friends who had been unable to locate her. Her friends had checked for her in Chinese communities all over Canada and the United States It was only when her friends couldn't find her that they finally called police. Her family in China last heard from by a letter from her in April 1992, her last letter indicated a willingness to try to make her marriage work and that, although the couple had begun a legal separation that January, she was planning to stay with him to help make his Elora restaurant business operational.

Her husband was arrested in July 1993 after suspicion fell on him because he was seen with a large suitcase in a wooded area near Elora after his wife disappeared. He was acquitted in December 1994 a jury found him not guilty of the second-degree murder of De Qian Rang.

Detectives on the case went to China in the course of their investigation and also interviewed witnesses in British Columbia and the United States. If Rang is in the United States, she's not on any government computer file. Police have never found Rang's passport or landed immigrant card. Police suspect foul play in her disappearance.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Ontario Provincial Police
Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies/Remains Unit
1-877-934-6363 - Toll Free in North America
705-330-4144 - Local or outside of North America

Crime Stoppers
1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

Agency Case Number: 20060218

Source Information:
Ontario Provincial Police - Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies/Remains Unit
The Toronto Star

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