Calgary, AB,

Police investigate two deaths - Kincora

The Calgary Police Service is investigating the deaths of two people in the northwest community of Kincora.

At approximately 2 p.m., on Saturday, May 25, 2019, emergency crews were called to the 0-100 block of Kincora Drive N.W., for reports of a house fire. Upon arrival, two people were found deceased, while a third had suffered life-altering injuries. Police are now investigating this as a domestic related homicide and attempted murder.

The investigation is ongoing, and police are trying to determine the events leading up to the incident. It is believed an altercation occurred inside the home and a fire was intentionally set. Evidence at the scene suggests the fire was a contributing factor in the homicide. A motive has yet to be determined.

Preliminary autopsies are complete and determination of the cause of death for both of the deceased is pending further testing. The victim has been identified as Dorsa DEHDARI, 22, of Calgary. The second deceased, believed to be the suspect, is identified as Heidar DEHDARI, 56, of Calgary. Police are not seeking any other suspects at this time. Police can confirm Heidar is Dorsa’s father.

As with any homicide, or attempted homicide, this is a very traumatic event for the family and friends of the victims. The Dehdari family has released the following statement.

“We wish to share that the news published by various media outlets to date was not provided by our family and we do not confirm the accuracy of any content published. We ask for our privacy to be respected in this time of unimaginable sorrow.” – The Dehdari Family

The Calgary Police Service would like to thank the community members who supported the surviving victim. We understand this is a deeply disturbing experience. Anyone who is struggling with this situation is encouraged to reach out to the Calgary Police Service Victim Assistance Support Team (VAST) at 403-428-8398, or the Distress Centre at 403-266-4357.

Police would also like to thank the Calgary Fire Department for their support with this investigation.

Investigators are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact police by calling the non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or the Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

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Calgarians experiencing abuse or violence in an intimate or family relationship are always encouraged to reach out for help as these harmful behaviours often become worse over time. There are countless agencies ready to offer support that can be contacted simply by calling 211, or the Connect Family & Sexual Abuse Network at either 1-877-237-5888 (for sexual abuse) or 403-234-7233 (for domestic abuse).

Victims of domestic violence can also contact the Calgary Police Service anytime by calling the non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, or 9-1-1 if you are in immediate danger.