Calgary, AB,

Two men charged in the disappearance of Chelsea DAVIDENAS

Our Homicide Unit has arrested and charged two men in relation to the February 2024 disappearance of Chelsea DAVIDENAS. It is believed Chelsea was killed hours after her disappearance, however, her remains have not yet been located.

Chelsea DAVIDENAS, 29, was last seen on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, and was later reported missing to police on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, after her family grew concerned when they were unable to get in touch with her.

Since then, we have received numerous tips and taken several investigative steps in an attempt to locate Chelsea. Sadly, based on the totality of the evidence collected, investigators believe that foul play was involved, and that Chelsea was the victim of a homicide.

It is alleged that in the early hours of Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, Chelsea was lured to a residence located in the 5600 block of Rundlehorn Drive N.E., by two men who were known to her. A short time later, it is believed that she was killed inside the same residence.

Although Chelsea’s remains have not yet been located, based on a significant amount of physical and digital evidence that has been collected to date, on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, two men were taken into custody.

Steven Aaron ZWICK, 26, of Airdrie, and Paul Joseph RUSHTON, 52, of Calgary, have each been charged with one count of first-degree murder. They will next appear in court on Thursday, April 4, 2024.   

It is alleged that Chelsea was targeted because of her history as a sex worker. Investigators do not believe that this case is connected to any other missing persons in Calgary.

We are continuing to search for Chelsea’s remains and are asking anyone with information to come forward. It is believed that her remains were removed from the residence on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, and transported in a stolen, dark blue, low-profile, 2001 Honda Civic with white rims to a rural, lightly treed area southeast of Chestermere.

“Our Missing Persons Team and Homicide Unit investigators have been working tirelessly over the last month in an effort to locate Chelsea,” says Staff Sgt. Mark Rahn of the CPS Homicide Unit. “Tragically, this is not the update that we’d hope to make. We are committed to finding answers for Chelsea’s family and will not rest until her remains have been located.”

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


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