Good Samaritan sought in Plaza of Nations fatal stabbing

Jan 24 2017, 6:57 pm

Vancouver Police are looking for a woman who tried to save a man who was stabbed and later died in the Plaza of Nations after a Halloween party last year.

Witnesses say the unknown woman, who identified herself only as a BCIT nursing practicum student to onlookers, gave first aid to Jia Hong Chen, also known as Hansen Jia Chen, 25 of Burnaby.

Const. Jason Doucette told reporters the woman may not even know police are looking for her, but she’s not a suspect in any way.

“She was doing the right thing, she was trying her best to provide first aid to this person who unfortunately later died,” said Doucette.

“We’d like to speak with her and get her side of the story, what she observed, maybe the type of injuries, what was he like when she got there?”

Police also need photos, videos of scene

Police say the stabbing, which took place at about 2:30 am on November 1, appears to have involved two groups who got into a fight near the taxi area.

Two other men were also injured, both aged 23, from Burnaby and Surrey. The victims were from both groups, not just one side, said police previously.

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Police are also appealing for any other witnesses to come forward, including anyone with video or photos, from as early as 9 pm on Halloween night to 2:30 am the next day.

“Every little piece of information in these types of investigation is important,” said Doucette. “One little piece could put the bigger puzzle together for us.”

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call VPD Homicide Unit at 604 717 2500, or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at