Calgary, AB,

Forest Lawn Homicide Update

A man found deceased in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, in the community of Forest Lawn has been identified and the case has been deemed a homicide.

At approximately 5:55 a.m., police were called to check on the welfare of a man in the 2600 block of 43 Street S.E. Upon arrival, a man was found deceased.

Following an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the victim has been identified as Jonathan Joe SCHMEIKAL, 34, of Calgary. Cause of death is being withheld at this time.

Although residents in the area reported to media that they had heard shots fired earlier in the morning, no reports to police were made prior to the body being discovered.

There is nothing to indicate this was a random incident, however, a specific motive is yet to be determined.

No persons of interest are currently in custody and investigators are working to determine suspect(s) descriptions.

This is the 21st homicide of 2015.

Investigators are asking anyone who was in the area in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, to call the non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or the Homicide Unit Tip Line at 403-428-8877. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Case # 15414024/3463

Media advisory to follow