The Calgary Police Service has two men in custody after four people were killed over the past week.
The two men were wanted on unrelated second-degree murder warrants, with one charged in relation to a triple homicide.
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According to a release from CPS, 25-year-old Dustin Duthie has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder. He was arrested on Tuesday shortly after police found a dead woman at a residence on Applevillage Court SE, and another dead woman with a dead man at the 10100 block of Hidden Valley Drive NW.
Duthie was arrested in Calgary’s Applewood neighbourhood, and is it believed by police that the three deaths are connected — though a motive has not yet been determined.
In a Thursday release from CPS, the lone woman was officially identified as 24-year-old Taylor Toller, who police believe to have been the girlfriend of the accused.
The couple found deceased at the house on Hidden Valley Drive NW were confirmed by police to be 51-year-old Alan Pennylegion, Duthie’s stepfather, and 52-year-old Shawn Boshuck, Duthie’s mother.
Police do not know exactly when Toller was killed, though they place the timeframe somewhere between July 26 and 31. They are asking anyone who may have had contact with Toller during that time to contact them at their numbers found at the bottom of this article.
Duthie will next appear in court on Wednesday, August 8.
Just three days prior to the triple homicide that would find Duthie behind bars, CPS arrested and charged a man in a fatal shooting that occurred in the early hours of July 28.
Police were called to the Town and Country Inn around 1 am on reports of an altercation between two men that escalated into shots being fired.
Once they arrived on scene, they found 43-year-old Adam Colquhoun with life-threatening injuries, which took his life once he arrived at a hospital.
37-year-old Ryan Foster was taken into custody following the incident and has since been charged with one count of second-degree murder.
These four deaths nearly doubled Calgary’s murder count for the year, as the city had only seen six leading up to the end of July.
Anyone with information about these incidences is asked to contact the Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877, or Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 1-800-222-8477, or online through their website.