Update: suspect killed by police – Nadia El-Dib found dead in a Marlborough Park backyard

Calgary police were called to the 1000 block of Maitland Drive N.E., after a woman in her 20s was found dead in the backyard of a house, on March 25th at approximately 9:30am.

Police said that evidence at the scene led them to believe the woman’s death is suspicious. An autopsy was performed and revealed that the death of Nadia El-Dib, 22, was a homicide and the cause of death, multiple stab wounds.

Abderrahmane (Adam) Bettahar, 21, is wanted on a Canada wide warrant for the first-degree murder of Nadia El-Dib. Bettahar is described as 6’0” tall, slim build, light skin, brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be driving a 2004 dark blue Ford Explorer with the Alberta licence plate BZH 5688.

Anyone With Information is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or the Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877.

RCMP said an officer saw a man believed to be Abderrahmane (Adam) Bettahar, at approximately 5:15pm on March 29th. The suspect failed to stop for police, and a pursuit ensued. A spike belt was deployed and the damaged vehicle finally stoped at 6:30pm in the area of Highway 16 at Highway 22, back near Entwistle. Bettahar shot Sgt. Brian Topham who is in hospital recovering frm non-life threatening injuries. Bettahar was then shot and killed by police. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating incident.


The 2018 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here.