Mounties Say Furlong 'File Remains Open'

By Michael Mui
The Vancouver 24hrs
October 28, 2013

Mounties are continuing to follow up on “investigative recommendations” in allegations against former Vancouver Olympic chief John Furlong, despite a media report Monday suggesting a sexual abuse allegation has been dismissed.

According to RCMP Sgt. Rob Vermeulen, the force earlier this year asked for an independent review from out-of-province major crime investigators after completing its own investigation.

“That review resulted in a number of investigative recommendations that we continue to follow up on,” he said by email. “Our file remains open at this time.”

On Monday, Global BC reported a sexual abuse allegation by Beverly Abraham — one of several people who have filed suit against Furlong alleging unproven accounts of abuse — has been dismissed.

In an April letter obtained by the media outlet, police said they have “concluded their investigation into (Abraham’s) matter and have found nothing to substantiate the complaint,” adding no report will be forwarded to the Crown as a result.


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