Calgary, AB,

Man charged with second-degree murder

The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit has a charged a man following the discovery of human remains near a construction site in Okotoks.

It’s alleged the deceased, who has been tentatively identified, became involved in an altercation with his son at a residence in the 200 block of 90 Avenue S.E. During the altercation, the 53-year-old victim was killed and it is alleged his body transported to the construction site and dumped.

Investigators are attempting to track the movements of a 2012 white, four-door Ford Focus with Alberta plate L83 265 overnight between Sunday, July 16 and Monday, July 17, to contact police at 403-266-1234. A photo of a car matching the description is available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

This is Calgary’s 17th homicide of 2017.

Zaineddin AL AALAK, 21, the son of the victim, is charged with second-degree murder and committing indignity to a body in connection with this case. He was arrested yesterday, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. He will appear in Calgary Provincial Court on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

The victim’s name will be released once he is officially identified by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Anyone who may have information that could assist with this investigation is asked to contact the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


Information can also be shared via the Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877.

The CPS would also like to thank the RCMP for their collaboration and assistance with this case.

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