Bus Beheader's Wife Flees Apartment: Vince Li "Kept Weird Hours" say Neighbours
Greyhound Bus Maniac Vince Li and his common-law wife, Anna lived in the Eastern part of Edmonton in Boardwalk Centre, in a low-income high rise block.
"We chatted in the elevators," say neighbours.
Anna was seen leaving the apartment FOUR days after the heinous atrocity with a man believed to be a cop, and wearing dark glasses and all in black.
The couple apparently moved into the block about four months ago -- around the time Anna is believed to have come to Edmonton from Winnipeg to rejoin her estranged partner.
The pair had been driven apart by Li's erratic behaviour, which eventually saw him bolt from Winnipeg about two years ago.
Li, accused of killing and beheading fellow bus passenger Tim McLean, was often seen by residents here enjoying the swimming pool on the fourth floor. He would engage neighbours in short conversations during elevator rides.
"I remember one time, around June, we just talked about the weather, how nice it was," Scott Arnold, who also lives on the 16th floor, told the Free Press Wednesday.
"It seemed like he was keeping real weird hours, sometimes I'd see or hear him coming and going in the middle of the night."
Sightings of Anna were less frequent. And she rarely spoke to anyone in the building.
"She seemed rather shy," said Arnold.
On Sunday -- four days after her partner was accused of one of the most sadistic murders in Canadian history -- Anna was seen leaving her suite with a man believed to be a police officer.
"She was wearing all black, with black sunglasses and a baseball cap. She was carrying a backpack," said Arnold.
Anna's current whereabouts are unknown. She has given a statement to police but is not believed to have returned to her apartment.
Justice sources say she hasn't come back to Winnipeg.