Calgary, AB,

Man arrested – homicide investigation

A man has been arrested in connection with a double homicide that occurred in October.

At approximately 10 a.m., on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, police were called to check on the welfare of an individual in the 200 block of Coventry Close N.E. Once inside, police discovered two women deceased in the residence.

Autopsies completed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner formally identified the victims as Selamawit ALEM, 54, and Julie TRAN, 25, both of Calgary. The victims died as a result of stab wounds.

At approximately 7 a.m., on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, a 30 year-old man was arrested without incident. He is currently being interviewed by detectives from the Homicide Unit and charges are pending.

No further details are available at this time. However, a media availability will be arranged when additional information can be released. It is anticipated that this may not be until tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 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 #15444654/3079