Police are trying to locate two men after a body was found in a Calgary parking lot on Tuesday night.
At around 10:40 pm on January 16, police arrived at a house party on 37th Street in Calgary’s Rosscarrock neighbourhood following a disturbance call, according to a release from the Calgary Police Service.
When they arrived, they saw many people fleeing the scene, and they discovered a body in the mall parking lot located across the street from the party.
The release described the victim as a man in his 20s, and an autopsy will be taking place on Wednesday.
Police took people in for questioning following the discovery, and now believe that a disagreement occurred within the party that was later taken outside, and that bear-spray was used.
Two men are now being sought by police for questioning. They are 25-year-old Christian Whitebear, who is described as Indigenous, roughly 5’11”, 190 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes, and Matthew Crane-Watchmaker, a 19-year-old described in the release as Indigenous, 5’10”, 140 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes and a tattoo on the side of his neck.
Whitebear is wanted by police on warrants for unauthorized possession of a firearm, careless driving, failing to attend court, and operating a bicycle on transit property. Crane-Watchmaker is wanted for failing to comply with probation and using an LRT without a valid pass.
Anyone with information on either of these men’s whereabouts, or information on Tuesday’s incident, is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service by calling 403-266-8477, or anonymously through Crime Stopper by calling 1-800-222-8477 or online through their website.