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Death called ‘suspicious’

<p>Blood-stained clothing lay on the doorstep of a southwest residence where Calgary cops are investigating a suspicious death.</p>

SW case may be 2nd murder of ’08



darren krause/metro calgary


Investigators began piecing together the events that led to the death of a man in the southwest community of Rosscarrock.





Blood-stained clothing lay on the doorstep of a southwest residence where Calgary cops are investigating a suspicious death.





Police and EMS were called to a duplex in the 900 block of 43 St. SW around 1:30 p.m. yesterday, responding to a call of a “male in distress.”





EMS transported the man, believed to be between his 30s and 40s to hospital, to an area hospital where he later died.





Duty Insp. Kevan Stuart wouldn’t confirm early reports the male was stabbed, though it has been called a “suspicious death” and homicide detectives appeared on scene to comb the area for clues to begin piecing together events that led to the death.





Stuart confirmed there was one other person in the residence at the time of the death, and is being treated as a witness at this point in the investigation.





Police presence in Rosscarrock is nothing new, according to neighbours.





They say their sleepy, older community has succumbed to a variety of criminal activities in recent months — especially at the hands of teenagers and “gang-type” people.





One nearby resident said the police have been at the residence at least three times before.





“I do think there was shady stuff going on at the house because there was police there a lot during the summer time,” said neighbour Kathern Nelson.




darren.krause@metronews.ca














Cause unknown


  • The cause of death is not known at this time, according to police. An autopsy will be performed later this week. The death could be Calgary’s second homicide of 2008.


 
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