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Two men sought by police after dead body found outside Calgary house party

DH Calgary Staff Jan 17, 2018 11:01 am 725

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.

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Matthew Crane-Watchmaker is wanted by the Calgary Police Service (Calgary Police Service)

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25-year-old Christian Whitebear is wanted by the Calgary Police Service (Calgary Police Service)

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.

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