Calgary’s first homicide of 2008 is officially in the books after a suspicious death New Year’s Day was ruled a murder.

Police have confirmed 33-year-old Mohamed Aman of Calgary died as a result of a stab wound and are now searching for a suspect or suspects.

Acting Staff Sgt. Chris Matthews of the homicide unit told reporters the victim was killed within 20 feet of where his body was found slumped over in an Altadore yard in the 1900 block of 49 Ave. S.W. on Tuesday morning.


Matthews said the victim was known to police, though he didn’t say how.

The victim, who originally came from Yemen, was said to have lived in Canada and specifically in Calgary most of his adult life but does not have family in the city.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 266-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-900-222-TIPS (8477).