Calgary, AB,

Martindale homicide victim identified

We can now confirm the identity of the teenager who was killed early yesterday morning in Martindale.

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, we were called to the 200 block of Martin Crossing Crescent N.E., for reports that a 15-year-old girl had been shot. The teen was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigators attended and later determined that the shooting occurred in the alley behind the 300 block of Martindale Drive N.E., and that the victim was in the front passenger seat of a vehicle at the time. The driver of the vehicle did not sustain physical injuries.

At this time, investigators have received several tips from the public and are working to identify a suspect description. Evidence from the scene leads police to believe that this was a targeted shooting, however, we are still working to determine if the occupants of the vehicle were the intended targets, or if this was a tragic case of mistaken identity.

An autopsy completed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has been completed and the victim can now be identified as Sarah Alexis JORQUERA, 15, of Calgary.

This was a senseless act of violence that took the life of a young girl. At this point, we have more questions than answers and are working around the clock to hold those responsible accountable. Losing a 15-year-old is a tragic loss for our community, her school, her friends and, most importantly, her family. Anyone with information that could assist investigators is asked to come forward.

Staff Sergeant Martin Schiavetta of the CPS Homicide Unit

Anyone with dashcam footage from the Martindale area, or specifically Martindale Drive between 1 a.m. and 1:40 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, is asked to contact police.

Anyone with information about this incident, including CCTV or dashcam footage, 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# CA23126808/4110