Calgary, AB,

Wanted on warrants for first-degree murder

Wanted on warrants for first-degree murder

The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit can now confirm Abderrahmane (known as Adam) BETTAHAR, is now wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for first-degree murder.

Police believe BETTAHAR may have fled Calgary and continue to ask for help from the public to locate him. He should not be approached. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Unit tip line at 403-428-8877.

An autopsy is currently underway. The victim in this case will not be formally identified by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, until the autopsy has been completed. This is expected to occur sometime tomorrow, Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

Previous release below.

Police ask for public’s help to locate person of interest

The Calgary Police Service is asking for help from the public to locate a person of interest in a suspicious death that occurred in the community of Marlborough Park.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., on Sunday, March 25, 2018, police were called to the 1000 block of Maitland Drive N.E., after a woman in her 20s was found deceased in the backyard of a house.

Evidence at the scene led police to believe the woman’s death is suspicious and the Homicide Unit has taken over the investigation. An autopsy on the woman is scheduled for Monday, March 26, 2018.

Investigators have identified a person of interest they believe is connected to the death and are asking for the public’s help to locate him.

Abderrahmane (known as Adam) BETTAHAR, 21, is described as 6’0” tall, with a slim build, light skin, brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be driving a 2004 dark blue Ford Explorer with the Alberta licence plate BZH 5688.

Police believe BETTAHAR may be dangerous and ask anyone who sees him or the vehicle to call 9-1-1 immediately. He should not be approached.

Photos of BETTAHAR and the Ford Explorer are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

While it is still early in the investigation, police do not believe this incident was a random attack.

Anyone with information on this incident or the whereabouts of BETTAHAR is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or the Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

Case# 18130208/3445