Police continue to investigate Beltline death
Police are continuing to investigate the death of a man in his 30s in the Beltline and hope that an autopsy, scheduled to be completed on Wednesday, will help them.
Calgary police are still trying to learn more about the death of a man in the Beltline over the weekend and hope an autopsy, scheduled to be completed on Wednesday, will help.
At about 11:15 p.m. on Sunday, police were called to the 700 block of 12 Avenue S.W. for reports of a disturbance.
When officer arrived on scene, they found a man dead in an alleyway.
Investigators believe the victim met up with someone and that an altercation took place.
“We believe there were people that actually witnessed a confrontation that occurred,” said S/Sgt. Colin Chisholm, of the CPS Homicide Unit on Tuesday. “We have CCTV in the area but we do not have the incident itself on CCTV.”
Police say the man, who was in his 30s, was robbed of his bag and believe that drugs may have been the motivation behind the attack.
The autopsy, which will confirm the victim’s identity and possibly a cause of death, is scheduled for later on Wednesday.
Anyone who was in the area at the time is asked to contact police by calling the non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or the Homicide Unit Tip Line at 403-428-8877. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers using any of the following methods:
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637