Calgary, AB,

Police lay charges in suspicious death, now deemed homicide

The Calgary Police Service has laid charges in the city’s twentieth homicide, after a suspicious death at a motel in the community of Hounsfield Heights – Briar Hill was determined to be criminal in nature.

At approximately noon, on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, police were called to a motel in the 2100 block of 16 Avenue N.W. Upon arrival, police found a deceased man inside one of the rooms.  Circumstances around the death led the officers to believe the death was suspicious and the Homicide Unit launched an investigation.

An autopsy was completed on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. The victim has been identified as Christian JOVANOVIC, 41, of Calgary.

Police have charged Martin Allan RANGERS, 35, of Calgary, with one count of second-degree murder.

RANGERS is next scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015.

Police are still looking for a stolen vehicle that is believed to be connected to this case and are hoping the public can help. The vehicle is a grey, two-door 2015 Fiat 500M with Enterprise Rent-a-Car stickers. The licence plate may be an Alberta plate numbered K-87992, but police believe the plate could also have been replaced.

A photo of a similar car is available in The City of Calgary Newsroom.

Anyone who knows the location of the car or who has information about this case is asked to contact police at 403-266-1234, or by calling 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 #15389025/3281