Calgary, AB,

Investigators looking for final details in a December 2020 double homicide

The families of two young men who were killed in a targeted shooting in December 2020 are continuing to look for answers in the death of their loved ones. Investigators have identified suspects, however, they are looking for additional information from witnesses to close the case.

Cody AKOAR, 20, and Kuanyliet KOGALT, 20, were killed on the evening of Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, while inside a parked vehicle, located in the 1000 block of Marcombe Drive N.E. Police located their bodies later the next morning, at approximately 9:20 a.m., after we received a report of a suspicious vehicle that had been left running.

Upon completion of the autopsies, it was confirmed that both men died as a result of gunshot wounds.

Investigators have combed through hundreds of hours of CCTV from the scene and have identified potential suspects. We believe that Cody and Kuanyliet were targeted by individuals that were known to them, however the motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

We are looking for the final piece of the puzzle to be able to lay charges in this case. Our investigators have worked tirelessly since December 2020 to bring the investigation this far, and we need people in the community to come forward so that we can bring closure to Cody and Kuanyliet’s families. That last little bit of information is all we need, and we know that someone out there has it.

Staff Sergeant Martin Schiavetta, CPS Homicide Unit

We are committed to supporting the community and families that have been impacted by this violent act. In this case, community cooperation is vital so the victim’s families can find peace.   

The family of Cody AKOAR and Kuanyliet KOGALT are pleading with those who have information in relation to the homicides to come forward.

In December of 2020, Cody lost his life alongside a close friend Kuan. Cody and Kuan will not have the chance to experience the rest of this world past their young age. Cody was a very kind hearted kid with a sense of humour and positivity. Cody loved his family and friends dearly. We as a family are desperately seeking the only form of closure possible to begin to heal. Cody’s death was not an accident, it was an intentional act of cruelty and we struggle to sleep knowing somewhere, the person responsible for taking two lives, is carrying out their life without consequence. We are closing in on two years since their death and we have not found answers. We worry for other families who may also suffer at the hands of Cody & Kuanyliet’s murderer. We are asking anyone with any information to come forward to the police. Please help us close this tragic chapter, and bring peace to our family and safety to our community.

The family of Cody Akoar

The past year and a half has been by far the hardest time of our lives, as we all know losing a loved one is not something you prepare for, nor is it easy. On December 28th, 2020, our dearest Kuanyliet Kogalt & Cody Akoar were murdered along side each other. Both families haven’t been able to find peace since. We urge anyone that knows anything to speak up. Nothing pains us more than knowing the person who did this is walking around freely, speaking on what he’s done and mocking both families via social media, and yet no arrest has been made. So again, we kindly ask, if you have any information that can help the investigation, please speak up in the name of justice. And as for Kuanyliet and Cody, we have not forgotten about you and are going to continue to fight until justice is served. We love you and we miss you dearly. Continue to Rest In Peace. 

The family of Kuanyliet Kogalt

Addressing gun violence continues to be a priority for the Calgary Police Service. Through prevention, investigations, and enforcement, our Service works tirelessly to reduce victimization and enhance community safety.

Our efforts rely on strong community support as these crimes put our entire community at risk. If you have information that could help an investigation, such as witnessing suspicious behaviour or vehicles, please contact police. Even something small can have a great impact on an investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877, or the CPS non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


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