Autopsies complete in suspicious deaths on Stoney Trail
The deaths of two individuals found in the area of Stoney Trail and Nose Hill Drive last week, have been ruled a murder-suicide.
At approximately 9 a.m., on Friday, May 31, 2019, police were called to Stoney Trail and Nose Hill Dr. N.W., for reports of a sudden death. Upon police arrival it was discovered there were two people deceased at the scene. A woman in her 70s was located deceased within the vehicle, while a man in his 50s was located on the river bank below the bridge. The woman is the mother of the deceased man.
Police believe the man caused the death of his mother, prior to dying by suicide. This incident is believed to be domestic in nature. Police had no prior involvement with the family in relation to domestic matters.
As there is no investigative need, and at the request of some of the family, the names of the deceased will not be released, nor will cause of death.
This marks Calgary’s 12th homicide of 2019, six of which have been domestic-related. Calgarians experiencing abuse or violence in an intimate or family relationship are always encouraged to reach out for help as these harmful behaviours often become worse over time. There are countless agencies ready to offer support that can be contacted simply by calling 211, or the Connect Family & Sexual Abuse Network at either 1-877-237-5888 (for sexual abuse) or 403-234-7233 (for domestic abuse).
Victims of domestic violence can also contact the Calgary Police Service anytime by calling the non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, or 9-1-1 if you are in immediate danger.