Calgary, AB,

Homicide investigators seek information in Manchester Industrial area suspicious death

Homicide investigators are calling on anyone who may have information about the death and disposal of the body of a man in the Manchester Industrial area to come forward.

Police were called to an area outside of an industrial complex in the 5500 block of 1A Street S.W., shortly after 3 p.m., on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, for reports that a body had been discovered in a suitcase. The CPS Homicide Unit was called out to investigate.

Quick action by responding officers and investigators led to one person being questioned and their involvement is pending further investigation.

An autopsy was conducted on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to formally identify the victim as John Sidney TAYLOR, 62. The cause and manner of death remain undetermined at this point, pending further testing.

TAYLOR’s death is being investigated as suspicious given the circumstances in which his body was disposed. It is believed that TAYLOR died elsewhere and his body was transported to the location in which it was found. Investigators are asking anyone with information or who may have been in the area between 5 a.m., on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, and when the body was discovered at 3 p.m., to call police or Crime Stoppers.

A map of the area in which the body was discovered is being shared to help potential witnesses who might have been in the area.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
APP: P3 Tips

Case #23149414/3311