Calgary, AB,

Police again ask public for help with Highland Park homicide

The Calgary Police Service is once again asking anyone who commutes to work along Centre Street to think back to the morning rush hour two months ago and try to remember if they saw anything suspicious.

At approximately 9 a.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, police were called to a home just north of the busy intersection at Centre Street and 40 Avenue N. after someone walking in the area witnessed a man being attacked.

A man was found outside of a residence with multiple stab wounds and was taken to hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries a short time later. The man was later identified as Frank BURTON, 56, of Calgary. BURTON had a history of mental illness that had caused confrontations with people in the past. Police believe it is possible that his illness contributed to the attack.

Police are now releasing more details of where exactly the crime took place in an effort to obtain more information from the public. The crime occurred at the side entrance of a pink and white house located in the 4200 block of Centre Street N. The attack would have been visible from the street and traffic was likely quite busy due to the morning rush hour.

Photos of the location are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

Police are also still looking for a suspect seen by a witness. He is described as a darker-skinned man with a stocky build who is approximately 5’10” tall. At the time of the attack, he was wearing a grey hoodie.

Anyone that witnessed anything suspicious in the area on the morning of the attack, who has not already spoken to police, is asked to call the Calgary Police Service 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

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