CPS investigating fire that killed father and daughter as domestic homicide

May 30 2019, 5:32 am

The Calgary Police Service is now investigating a fatal fire took the lives of two people on Saturday as a domestic-related homicide and attempted murder.

Emergency crews were called to a scene on the 100 block of Kincora Drive NW around 2 pm on May 25 after neighbours reported what they believed to be an explosion and fire.

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The two people that were found dead at the scene were confirmed by police to be a father and daughter, while a third person who had suffered potentially life-threatening injuries was taken to hospital.

According to a CPS release, after preliminary autopsies were conducted, the cause of death for both of the deceased is pending further testing.

The victim in the incident has been identified as Dorsa Dehdari, 22, of Calgary. The second deceased, believed by police to be the suspect, is identified as her father, Heidar Dehdari, 56, of Calgary, according to a CPS release.

Police are not seeking any other suspects at this time.

Police believe an altercation occurred inside the home and that a fire was intentionally set.

According to police, evidence at the scene suggests the fire was a contributing factor in the homicide.

A motive has yet to be determined, and the investigation is ongoing as police try to determine the events leading up to the incident.

The Dehdari family has released the following statement:

“We wish to share that the news published by various media outlets to date was not provided by our family and we do not confirm the accuracy of any content published. We ask for our privacy to be respected in this time of unimaginable sorrow.”

Investigators are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact police by calling the non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or the Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877.

Victims of domestic violence can also contact the Calgary Police Service anytime by calling the non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, or 9-1-1 if they are in immediate danger.

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