Charges laid in relation to the murder of Colton CROWSHOE
Wiley PROVOST, 27, of Calgary has now been charged with one count of second-degree murder in relation to the death of Colton CROWSHOE. PROVOST will next appear in court on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.
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Arrest made in relation to the murder of Colton CROWSHOE
We have taken one man into custody and charges are pending following an extensive investigation into the 2014 homicide of Colton CROWSHOE.
On Friday, July 4, 2014, Colton James CROWSHOE, 18, went missing after leaving a house party in the Abbeydale area.
Several weeks later, on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at approximately 2 p.m., emergency personnel received a report of a possible body in a water retention pond in the area of Stoney Trail and 16 Avenue N.E. Following an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the victim was identified as Colton and his death was determined to be a homicide.
Since 2014, homicide investigators have conducted thorough witness interviews and scoured CCTV to identify a suspect. Recently, members of the public came forward with new evidence that enabled us to progress the investigation.
Today, Thursday, July 7, 2022, one man was taken into custody without incident.
It is believed that Colton and the accused were known to each other and that they left the Abbeydale house party together. A short time later, it is alleged that Colton was killed and his body was dumped into the retention pond. Investigators are still working to determine a motive for the killing, however, are not looking for any additional suspects.
“Our homicide detectives have been incredibly persistent throughout this investigation,” says Staff Sergeant Sean Gregson of Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit. “Homicide investigations require support from resources across the Service, and for eight years our CPS investigators have worked together tirelessly to find answers for Colton’s family.”
The accused’s identity will be released once charges are formally laid.
Investigators would like to thank the public for their assistance in this case, which directly resulted in our ability to make an arrest.
“Assistance from the public is vital in investigations like these,” says Staff Sergeant Sean Gregson. “In this case we are grateful that members of the public came forward and trusted our investigators with their information so that we could bring closure to Colton’s family.”