Second homicide confirmed, possible third under probe

Four hours after the investigation into what turned out to be Calgary’s second homicide of 2008, homicide detectives were called out to the city’s third potential murder.

The body of a man in his mid-20s was found by condo residents in the parkade at the 100 block of Village Heights SW — a condominium community in Prominence Point — around 5:30 Wednesday afternoon.

Acting Staff Sgt. Kevin Forsen of the CPS homicide unit said there was nothing significant at the parkade to indicate foul play initially. However, a further medical examiner investigation in conjunction with city cops determined the circumstances to be “suspicious.”


There are few leads in the case, as cops spent Wednesday night canvassing the condo complex looking for witnesses to the incident.

Forsen couldn’t say whether the death was gang-related.

“It’s something that we’re considering, but we don’t have solid information,” he said.

Meanwhile, the city’s second homicide of 2008 was confirmed by the Calgary Police Service.

Early Wednesday afternoon, police and EMS were called to the 900 block of 43 St. SW to investigate a man in distress. The man, who police say suffered a stab wound, died in hospital, due to loss of blood from the stabbing.

Kevin Bowser, 43, of Calgary died during an apparent altercation, in which the culprit fled after another resident of the duplex came upon the incident and called 9-1-1, according to Forsen.

“Right now we know the attack did occur inside the house and carried out to where we found the victim — just on the front step,” said Forsen.

No indications of forced entry were noted at the scene and city cops aren’t ruling out this death being drug-related. It’s not known at this time whether there was more than one suspect involved in Bowser’s death.

Public help

  • Police are asking for the public’s help in both incidents and anyone with information can call 266-1234.