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Jonathan Schmeikal found dead

Jonathan Schmeika 34, was found dead between two vehicles in 2600 block of 43 St. S.E. in Calgary, early September 30th.

Police haven’t said how Schmeikal died but searches of the area turned up no evidence of gunfire witnesses claimed to media they had heard. However an autopsy determined Jonathan Joe Schmeikal in fact had died as a result of a gunshot.

Police believe Schmeikal was shot several hours before being placed at the scene.


Jerry Cody Goodeagle has been charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Jonathan Joe Schmeikal on October 6th.


Frank Burton found dead in front of rooming house

Emergency crews were called were called to a home in the block of Centre St. N.W. on Sept 30th to check on the welfare of a man inside. Upon arrival EMS found Frank Burton 56, suffering from “penetrating trauma”.

The victim was transported to hospital where he passed shortly after.

Police have not released the cause of death, or if it is in-fact a homicide.


Police are looking for a suspect who was wearing a grey hoodie at the time of the attack. He has darker skin, a stocky build and is approximately five feet 10 inches tall.


Bryan Ralph Beglau charged with the death of Melanie Susan Hunter

Brian Ralph Beglau was charged in the death of his estranged wife Melanie Susan Hunter, 55. Police said the two were married, but living away from each other at the time of the murder.

Hunter’s body was found by police responding to a security alarm at her home northeast Sherwood Park on September 22.

Beglau was arrested at the scene.

Mohammed Saqib found dead in car

RCMP have made two arrests and are seeking a third man after finding Mohammed Saqib burned body in a vehicle in a rural area northeast of Calgary, September 18th.

Theo Wheyee 20, and Julius Wheyee 28 have been arrested and charged with second degree murder. The brothers has also been charged with arson and committing an indignity to a body. RCMP  are still seeking Saad Mohamed Osman, 29.

Derek Saretzky charged with the murders of Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette and Terry Blanchette

RCMP have laid murder charges against Derek Saretzky, the man accused of killing little Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette and her father, Terry Blanchette in Blair

Early Monday September 14th, Terry Blanchette, 27, was killed in his home and his daughter Hailey was abducted and taken away in a speeding white van.

RCMP confirmed that information they received led them to Hailey’s body in a rural area near Blairmore on Tuesday September 15th.

Haley’s mother Cheyenne Dunbar, said she was not aware that Blanchette and Saretsky were acquainted. She and Blanchette are no longer together, and shared custody of Hailey. Dunbar, said she used to be friends Saretsky, but she has not spoken to him for three years, and their relationship was never physical .

Update August 11th 2017

Derek Saretzky, has been convicted of three counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of Terry Blanchette, his daughter Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette and 69-year-old Hanne Meketech. Saretzky is also serving 5 years for causing an indignity to the little girl’s body.