Calgary, AB,

UPDATE: Marlborough suspicious death deemed homicide

A man has been charged in relation to a homicide that occurred in Marlborough last weekend.

An autopsy identified the victim as Jason DIRKS, 46, of Calgary.

Investigators believe a disturbance occurred in the residence that escalated to a violent encounter, resulting in the victim’s death. It is believed that the victim and the accused knew each other. The nature of the victim’s injuries and potential motive will not be released pending court proceedings.

Shane Robin BAUM, 41, of Calgary, has been charged with second-degree murder. He will next appear in court on Monday, June 18, 2018.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit tip line at 403-428-8877 or the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

Case #18253021/3575