Calgary, AB,
15
December
2015
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19:23
America/Denver

Public asked to help locate key witness in homicide trial

The Calgary Police Service is again asking the public for help to locate a woman who is a key witness in the trial for the alleged murder of Jaimend Roberto ORELLANA-SINCUIR, also known as Jaime ORELLANA.

ORELLANA was shot in the 2600 block of Edmonton Trail N.W., at approximately 2:10 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. A suspect was immediately arrested and charged with first degree murder, and the accused’s preliminary hearing began last week.

Lena Raquel CRAZYBULL, of Calgary, appeared in court for the hearing on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, and was ordered by the court to return later that week. She did not return to provide her testimony. Her testimony is critical to the trial, however, due to a publication ban details of her role cannot be released.

The court has issued a witness warrant for her arrest but police have been unable to locate her. At this time, police have not found any evidence that she is in danger or has been harmed.

CRAZYBULL is described as an Aboriginal woman in her early 20s, 5’6” tall, with brown eyes and either brown or dyed blond hair. She also has piercings on both cheeks.

A photo of CRAZYBULL is available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

The Calgary Police Service and Alberta Justice offer many supports to witnesses of serious crimes. The Victim Assistance Support Team can provide emotional and practical support to witnesses immediately following a crime. If a witness is at risk, law enforcement agencies will work with them to create plans for their safety and can also recommend that the person be entered into the Witness Protection Program if there is a serious risk.

Witnesses of serious crimes who feel they need help can access these services by contacting police.

Case # None/3417