Authorities discover body of SFU professor who disappeared in Colombia

January 3, 2019

Ramazan “Ramo” Gencay, a professor of economics at Simon Fraser University who disappeared in Colombia, has been found dead, reports the National Post. Gencay’s wife stated that he “suffered an untimely death.” According to the Post, Gencay was in Colombia to attend seminars at local universities, and was last seen at a salsa club on December 6, 2018. In a statement, SFU president Andrew Petter wrote that “our hearts go out to his family, friends and SFU faculty, students and staff who worked with him.” The circumstances around Gencay’s death remain unclear. National Post (BC)