Tag Archives: Alberta

Police searching for Mohammadali Darabi in relation to Calgary’s latest homicide

Calgary police were called to a residence in the 2300 block of Oakmoor Drive S.W, after a man was found deceased inside the home by a family member on October 15th at approximately 4:45pm.

Police initially said the death of the man in his 20’s was suspicious in nature, however they are now looking for a  person of interest, Mohammadali Darabi, 32, of Calgary.Darabi is being sought in connection with the death of his roommate.

It is believed that Darabi fled the scene in a silver-coloured, 2006 Toyota Corolla with Alberta plate BKW 1855. He is described at 6’1″ 168lbs.

Darabi should not be approached, call police at 911 if you have information about Darabi’s whereabouts.

Update October 18th
Police have identified the victim as Cyrus Ebrahimi, 29. Police found  the Corolla on October 17th in Revelstoke BC. As RCMP apporoached the vehicle they noticed a non responsive man inside. Police believe the driver of the vehicle was the suspect, however his identity had not been proven. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine cause of death and the drivers identity.

The 2017 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here.

Medicine Hat suspicious death of James Satre being investigated as a homicide

Medicine Hat police were called to the area of 1100 block of Mill Street SE on October 10th on an assist EMS call. Police arrived at the scene to find a deceased male who was identified as James Satre, age 64.

An autopsy conducted revealed that Satre’s injuries were not self inflicted. Police have not released the cause of death.  The death of James Satre is now being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the MHPS Major Crimes Section at 403-529-8420

Update victim identified – Man dies of a gunshot wound in Calgary

Calgary police and paramedics were called to the 4600 block of Bowness Road N.W. at approximately 5:30 am, October 14th, on reports of a man in medical distress.

Emergency crews arrived to find a man in his 40’s suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234

Update October 17th
Calgary police have identified the victim as Arnold Kerfont, 44, of Calgary.

The 2017 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here.

Thorsby gas and dash homicide victim identified as Ki Yun Jo

RCMP are searching for the suspect in a gas and dash that ended in a fatality on October 6th at approximately 3:45pm.

Police said the driver of a stolen white cube van failed to pay for his fuel at the Fas Gas service station in Thorsby. The owner of the gas station, Ki Yun Jo 54, attempted to get the drivers attention and was fatally struck. Jo died at the scene from his injuries.

RCMP released a photo of the stolen vehicle. The cube van was stolen from Spruce Grove at approximately 2:00pm.

Photo released by the RCMP

Anyone with any information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Thorsby/Bretton RCMP at 780-789-3951.

Edmonton police investigating after human remains were found buried beneath a garage

Edmonton police received a tip that a body may have been buried beneath a garage floor in the area of 118 Avenue and 96 Street.

Police uncovered the remains of an unidentified male on September 29th. the investigation is still in its early stages and Homicide detectives have taken over the case.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Update October 3

An autopsy conducted has revealed the identity of the deceased as Derek James Winnig, 42. Winning had been missing since May of this year. A photo of the victim has been released however the cause of death will be withheld during the investigation. Police have asked that anyone with information contact the EPS at 780-423-4567.

Photo made available by the EPS

Edmonton police investigate the second suspicious death in less than 24 hours

Edmonton police responded to a call for assistance from EMS for an alleged single-vehicle collision near 118 Avenue and 37 Street on September 19th at approximately 4:35am.

Police arrived at the scene to find a male victim deceased, with wounds not consistent with a collision.

Police have not released the name of the victim or cause of death. Homicide detectives have taken over the investigation.

Update September 21
The Edmonton Medical Examiner has confirmed that 50 year old Spiros Jerry Tziklas died of a stab wound. Homicide detectives continue to investigate.

The 2017 Edmonton homicide victim list is available here.

Update: Edmonton homicide detectives take over suspicious death investigation

Edmonton police were called to a home in the area of 111 Avenue and 94 Street on September 18th at approximately 2:00pm.

Police located a deceased male at the scene. The cause of death and identity of the victim have not been released.

Homicide detectives have since been called out, no other information has been made available at this time.

Update September 23:
Edmonton police have released the identity of the victim as Blayne Joseph Burnstick 25. The Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that Burnstick died of a gunshot wound.

The 2017 Edmonton homicide victim list is available here.

52 year old man charged in the death of a Lethbridge woman

Lethbridge police on patrol observed and intervened in an assault in progress along the 400 block of 6 Avenue South on September 16th at approximately 3:30pm.

Paramedics were called to assist the injured 48 year old woman. The victim was rushed to hospital where she died of her injuries.

A 52 year old man was arrested at the scene and charged with second degree murder.

Police are not releasing the names of the victim or the accused at this time.

Elderly Male shot to death in Edmonton

Edmonton police were called to the area of 111 Avenue and 94 Street at approximately 5:45pm September 13th on a  weapons complaint.

Police found an elderly man dead on the floor in the common area of the building.  Police have not released any other information at this time and  said the investigation is still preliminary stages.

Update September 16th
Nexhmi “Nick” Nuhi, 76 has been identified as the victim in Wednesday’s shooting. No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information about this shooting death is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567