Calgary, AB,

Police release additional photos related to 2016 homicide

The Calgary Police Service is releasing additional photos in connections with a 2016 homicide.

At approximately 8:30 a.m., on Thursday, April 7, 2016, police were called to the 9700 block of Harvest Hills Link N.E., for reports of a body laying in an alley. A man was found deceased.

The death was deemed to be a homicide and the victim was identified as 20-year-old Harsimran Singh BIRDI. It is believed this was a targeted incident.

Earlier this month, police released images of two vehicles – a grey 1995 to 2004 Nissan Pathfinder and a brown 2002 to 2004 Chevrolet Venture – as well as a person of interest related to the homicide.

As a result of tips from the public, police have located the male person of interest as well as a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder believed to be linked to the investigation. Forensic testing is currently underway on the vehicle.

The second vehicle of interest, believed to be a brown 2002-2004 Chevrolet Venture, has still not been located.

Investigators are now disclosing images of two additional men believed to be in the company of the victim hours prior to his death.

The first person of interest is described as a man of Middle Eastern descent, between 5’4” and 5’6” tall, with a medium build. He has a tattoo of a flag on his right forearm and styles his hair in a faux hawk.

The second person of interest is described as a man of Middle Eastern descent, approximately 5’7” tall, with a medium build, and a slight beard.

Photos of both men as well as a picture of a vehicle similar to the Chevrolet Venture are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

Investigators are asking anyone with information related to the identity of the persons of interest or the whereabouts of the Chevrolet Venture to please contact police by calling the non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, or the Homicide Unit Tip Line at 403-428-8877. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers using either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


Case #16146730