Surrey man admits he killed girlfriend, dumped body in North Vancouver

Harvey Bracken pleads guilty to manslaughter in Jennifer Ferguson's 2011 death.

The body of Jennifer Ferguson

The body of Jennifer Ferguson

A Surrey man admitted in court Wednesday that he killed his girlfriend and dumped her body in a North Vancouver park last year.

Harvey Bracken, 48, entered a guilty plea to manslaughter in Vancouver Supreme Court.

His girlfriend, 40-year-old Jennifer Ferguson, was reported missing Jan. 30, 2011 but had not been seen for a week prior.

Her body was found Feb. 2, wrapped in plastic near, near the Karen Magnussen Recreation Centre in North Vancouver. Bracken was arrested Feb. 10.

“Today’s guilty plea, although satisfying, brings a sombre reminder of the cold reality of what domestic violence can do,” Cpl. Adam MacIntosh of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said in a statement. “It’s simple: violence in relationships cannot be tolerated.”

Bracken’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 19.

– with files from CBC