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Cops seek clues in murder

Police describe the area where a Calgary man died one year ago as lonely and desolate, with few people around.

Police describe the area where a Calgary man died one year ago as lonely and desolate, with few people around.

At 3:40 a.m. Dec. 14, 2008, Tsuu T’ina Nation police, who were on a routine patrol at the time, found 22-year-old Juan Carlos Dequina murdered inside his 1997 four-door Chevy Blazer, near the intersection of 53 Street and 146 Avenue SW. After just over a year, the leads have gone cold for Calgary police. No public tips have been received since shortly after the homicide.

To assist in generating more leads, police have released the path they believe Dequina took after leaving his girlfriend’s house. “We’re looking for anyone who may have seen JC or his vehicle that night along the route that he would have taken to come home,” said Sgt. Rick Tuza of the Calgary police.

“Obviously ... he would have encountered somebody along the way and something happened which brought him here to where he was discovered.”

Tuza said Dequina’s clean past has made it more difficult to turn up any suspects. Dequina being an apparent innocent victim makes this kind of a case tougher on detectives, Tuza said.

“The investigators feel very strongly about this investigation. They want to find a suspect ... we want to see the family have some degree of closure,” Tuza said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (403) 266-1234

 
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