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Homicide Unit investigating Ranchlands death

Calgary police were called to the area of Ranchero Rise N.W. approximately 4pm  where a man was found dead in a vehicle, parked in an alley.

Police said that at this time this death is not believed to be connected to the Pineridge death on Friday.

An autopsy has been scheduled for this week to determine the identity of the victim and cause of death. No other information is available at this time.

Anyone with information about this suspicious death is asked to call police at the non-emergency number 403-266-1234

The 2017 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here.


Update Charges laid – Homicide team called after suspicious death in N.E Calgary

Calgary police were called to the 100 block of Pineside Place N.E. on Friday November 3rd at approximately 3:50pm on report of a dead body being found in a home.

Police said The Homicide Investigation Team has been called in and that no other information will be released at this time.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Update November 7th
Christopher Thomas Dejarlais, 41, of Calgary, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Randeep Dhaliwal. Police believe the suspect and victim were known to eachother.

The 2017 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update Victim Identified – Man in his 20’s found dead in Calgary

Calgary Police were called to an apartment building in the 3400 block of 31 A Avenue S.E. on October 28th at approximately 3:30am.

On arrival police located a man in his 20’s deceased. The Homicide unit has taken over the investigation. Police said the name of the victim will be released once the autopsy is complete.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234.

Update November 2
Police have identified the victim as  Mvemba Eriq Afonso, 23. Mourad Gasmi, 21, and Shannoh Jabet, 22, both of Calgary, have been arrested on Canada-wide warrants‎ for second-degree murder and have been remanded into custody in Montreal.

The 2017 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here.

Death of 3 year old Ivy Wick being investigated as a homicide

Emergency crews were called to a home in the 5300 block of Rundlehorn Drive N.E., for a report of a child in medical distress on September 27th at approximately 11:30am.

Police said 3 year old Ivy Wick was taken to hospital with significant injuries. Calgary police reported that Doctors at the hospital said Ivy’s injuries were not consistent with a fall. Ivy ward was taken off life support on October 5th.

Homicide Unit has taken over the investigation. According to Calgary police the death of Ivy Wick has not been ruled a homicide by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner as further test results are pending, however, the case is being investigated as such.

Anyone with information should contact the Homicide Unit Tip Line at 403-428-8877.

The 2017 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here.

Jordan Gregory Frydenlund dies after serious assault in Calgary

Calgary police were called to the 700 block of 67 Avenue S.W. around 8:20 pm, October 27th,  on report of a disturbance.

Police arrived to find Jordan Gregory Frydenlund 30, suffering from serious injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics.

Police are looking for the public’s help to locate Jonathan Sylvanus Francis Sylvester.

The 2017 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here.

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.

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.

Update: Valeri Lomakine stabbed to death in Calgary

Emergency crews responded to report of a stabbing in the parking lot of a building located in the 5700 block of 2 Street Southwest, in the Manchester Industrial area on September 6th at approximately 10 am .

Police and paramedics arrived to find 37 year old Valeri Lomakin suffering from serious injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information regarding the stabbing death of Lomakin is asked to call Calgary Police Service, 403-266-1234

Update September 29th
In the evening of September 28th, Calgary police arrested Michael Jordan Hope, 27, of Calgary. Hope has been charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of Valeri Lomakin.

The 2017 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update: 4th body found in ditch linked to car fire: Homicide investigation underway after 3 found dead in a burned car

Calgary Fire department responded to a vehicle fire on July 10th at 7:00am in the 100 block of Sage Bluff Circle N.W. Once the fire was extinguished Crew members found bodies of a man and two women, in the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze.

Autopsies revealed the identity of Glynnis Fox, 36, Tiffany Ear 39, and Cody Pfeiffer, 25.

Cause of death has not been released.

Calgary police are asking for the public’s help in the whereabouts of Hanock Afowerk 28 (pictured below). The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is registered to Afowerk, and police are concerned for his safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234.

Update: Police discovered a body July 12th near the traffic circle in the ditch at Highway 22 and Highway 8, and are calling the death suspicious. Police said they are no longer searching for Hanock Afowerk. An Autopsy is scheduled to take place on July 13th.

Update July 20

Yu Chieh Liao, 24, who goes by Diana Liao, is wanted for questioning in connection with the quadruple homicide investigation. Liao is an Asian female, 5’5” tall and 160 pounds. She has long dark hair and brown eyes.

Photo made available by the Calgary Police Department


Update July 28
Calgary police stated that Yu Chieh Liao, was arrested at approximately 7 p.m. in Toronto on July 27th.

Update October 11th
Yu Chieh Liao, 24, also known as Diana Liao, and Tewodros Mutugeta Kebede, 25, have both been charged with first-degree murder in relation to Hanock Afowerk’s death and three counts each of accessory after the fact in the deaths of Fox, Pfeiffer and Ear. Police said the pair could have further charges against them.

The 2017 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update: Chandrababu Thambu, his son Preijanthan Chandrababu, murdered in Calgary

Calgary police were called to 100 block of Panamount Common N.W on June 10th at around 5:15pm on report of at least four injured people.

Police arrived to find 2 men dead in the home, and another 2 men injured.  The injured men were rushed to hospital, and are expected to survive.

Police said they aren’t looking for any suspects, as of June 11th no charges have been laid.

The death of the two men are Calgary’s 11th and 12th homicide this year. The Calgary Homicide list is available here.

Update June 14th

The victims have been identified as Chandrababu Thambu, 56, and his son Preijanthan Chandrababu, 25.  The suspect in the case is one of the other injured men. the 27 year old suspect was taken to hospital where he remains.

Update July 9th

Anandaloj Srianandan, 27, of Calgary has been released from hospital and  has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder. Srianandan is due to appear in court on July 10th.