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Calgary Police lay First Degree Murder charges in Douglasdale Homicide that occurred in February – Canada Police Report

Calgary Homicide
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Calgary, Alberta – We have laid first-degree murder charges against one man in relation to a homicide that occurred in February.

On Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, at approximately 5 am, emergency responders were called for reports of a house fire in the 100 block of Douglas Ridge Green SE After the fire was extinguished, an individual was found deceased inside the home, and the victim has since been identified as 53-year-old Chad KOWALCHUK.

Calgary Homicide
Calgary Homicide

“This investigation has been extremely complex and has required the coordination of resources from across our Service,” said Staff Sergeant Sean Gregson of the Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit. “We continue to investigate the events leading up to the victim’s death and ask anyone who may have information to please contact police.”

Our Homicide Unit investigators arrested Justin Angus BOUCHER, 30, of Calgary, on Friday, March 25, 2022, in relation to this case. BOUCHER has been charged with first-degree murder and arson charges and will next appear in court on Thursday, April 7. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident, is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

APP: P3 Tips

Case #22066728/4163

BACKGROUND

February 18, 2022

We continue to investigate a suspicious death and fire in the southeast community of Douglasdale and are looking to locate two vehicles.

On Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, at approximately 5 am, emergency responders were called for reports of a house fire in the 100 block of Douglas Ridge Green SE After the fire was extinguished, an individual was found deceased inside the home.

Investigators are working to piece together the events leading up to the fire and are looking to locate two vehicles believed to be associated with the residence. The first vehicle is a gray 2009 Chevrolet Colorado with a LOK Energy Services Inc. company logo on the driver’s side rear quarter panel, and the second is a black 2015 Kia Sportage.

Images of both vehicles are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom. Please note the Kia Sportage image is a stock photo.

Anyone with information about these vehicles, or their whereabouts, is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

APP: P3 Tips

Case #22066728/4163

BACKGROUND

February 18, 2022

Major Crimes and Arson are currently investigating a suspicious fire in the southeast community of Douglasdale, after a body was found in a burned-out residence.

On Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, at approximately 5 am, emergency responders were called for reports of a house fire in the 100 block of Douglas Ridge Green SE After the fire was extinguished, an individual was found deceased inside the home.

At this time, given the circumstances surrounding the nature of this event, the death is considered suspicious. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022.

Due to structural concerns caused by the fire, it may take some time to ensure the scene is safe before additional inspection can take place. As a result, no further information is available.

Anyone with information about this suspicious death is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

APP: P3 Tips

Case #22066728/4163

Calgary Police Service

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