Calgary, AB,

Homicide Unit investigating suspicious death in northeast Calgary

We are on scene and investigating after a body was found in Deerfoot Athletic Park.

At approximately 10:35 a.m., today, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, we were called to the Deerfoot Athletic Park, located at 1616 8 Avenue N.E., for reports that a citizen had located a body. Upon arrival, officers located a deceased individual.

Investigators are working with The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) to identify the individual, and at this time, the death is considered suspicious. An autopsy has been scheduled with the OCME for tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 17, 2023.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have been at the park today to come forward. Additionally, anyone who has a dashcam and was driving northbound on Deerfoot Trail between Memorial Drive and 16 Avenue N.E., this morning from 4 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., is asked to contact investigators.

“This investigation remains in the early stages and we are looking to speak with all potential witnesses,” says Staff Sergeant Sean Gregson of the Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit. “Individuals who attended or drove past the park this morning may have unknowingly seen something and may have critical information that could help investigators.”

No additional details are available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 403-2666-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

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

Case #23068375/4071