Calgary, AB,

Update #3 – Homicide in Douglasdale

We have laid first-degree murder charges against one man in relation to a homicide that occurred in February.

On Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, at approximately 5 a.m., emergency responders were called for reports of a house fire in the 100 block of Douglas Ridge Green S.E. After the fire was extinguished, an individual was found deceased inside the home, and the victim has since been identified as 53-year-old Chad KOWALCHUK.

“This investigation has been extremely complex and has required the coordination of resources from across our Service,” said Staff Sergeant Sean Gregson of the Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit. “We continue to investigate the events leading up to the victim’s death and ask anyone who may have information to please contact police.”

Our Homicide Unit investigators arrested Justin Angus BOUCHER, 30, of Calgary, on Friday, March 25, 2022, in relation to this case. BOUCHER has been charged with first-degree murder and arson charges and will next appear in court on Thursday, April 7. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident, 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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