Calgary, AB,

Homicide information appeal – 17 year anniversary


The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance relating to a homicide that took place 17-years ago.

The investigation is being reexamined following advancements in forensic technology and new information that recently came to light.

At approximately 8:30 a.m., on Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997, the body of 64-year-old Florence Marie Parkkari was located in her home in the 100 block of Gloucester Crescent S.W. Detectives believe she died some time between 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, and when she was found.

For investigative reasons, the cause of death is not being released.

Based on suspect profiling at the time of her death, investigators believed that the likely offender or offenders would have been youth. However, given the new information that has come to light, as well as recent interviews, investigators are now of the opinion that she was likely killed by an adult or adults known to her.

As part of the investigation, police are reviewing CCTV from the area at the time of the offence.

The murder is now being investigated by the Unsolved Team of the CPS Homicide Unit.

A photo of Florence Marie Parkkari is available on the City of Calgary Newsroom.

Anyone who may have information about the homicide is asked to call police at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

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


Case #97276365

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