The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who was found deceased in a swimming pool in Burnaby on May 6, 2016.
He was Edward Luvuuma, aged 33. Mr. Luvuuma was originally from Uganda but had been travelling throughout North America during the fall of 2015.
In November 2015, Mr. Luvuuma arrived in Burnaby to help chaperone a visiting children’s choir from Africa. He was reported missing by choir leaders after he failed to meet up with the choir on Nov. 13, 2015.
On May 6, 2016, a householder in Burnaby was uncovering the family’s outdoor pool for the summer season and found Mr. Luvuuma, deceased, in the pool. He is believed to have died close to the time he was reported missing. There is no evidence that the family knew Mr. Luvuuma at any time.
The BC Coroners Service and Richmond RCMP continue to investigate this death. Foul play is not suspected in this death.
Mr. Luvuuma’s family has been notified of his death.