Calgary, AB,

UPDATE: Suspicious Death - Rosscarrock

PLEASE NOTE: Matthew CRANE-WATCHMAKER has been taken into custody.

The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit is seeking public assistance to locate two persons of interest in relation to the Rosscarrock suspicious death investigation, who are also wanted on outstanding warrants.

At approximately 10:40 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, police were called to the 1100 block of 37 Street S.W., for reports of a disturbance. Upon arrival numerous people were located fleeing what was believed to be a house party. The body of a man was discovered in a mall parking lot across the street from the residence. Officers took multiple people into custody for questioning.

It is believed that an altercation took place at the party within the home, bear spray was deployed and that the disturbance then carried on outside the residence, and onto a portion of 37 Street S.W.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was found deceased across the street in the mall parking lot. An autopsy is scheduled for today, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.

The investigation continues and detectives are looking to speak to two people who may have more information about this incident.

Christian WHITEBEAR, 25, is wanted on warrants for unauthorized possession of a firearm, careless driving, failing to attend court and operating a bicycle on transit property. He is described as Indigenous, approximately 5’11” tall and 190 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. 

Matthew CRANE-WATCHMAKER, 19, is wanted on warrants for failing to comply with probation and using an LRT without a valid pass. He is described as Indigenous, approximately 5’10” tall and 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He also has a tattoo on the side of his neck.

Photos of WHITEBEAR and CRANE-WATCHMAKER are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

No further information is expected to be available until the completion of the autopsy and next of kin notification.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the police non-emergency number, 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers.

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


Case #18024474/3321