Charges laid for allegedly helping murder suspect leave country

Calgary, Alberta – Detectives in the Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit have charged two men for the role it is believed they played in helping Nathan GERVAIS, a man accused of murder, travel to Vietnam before his trial.

GERVAIS was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Lukas STRASSER-HIRD on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2013. He failed to appear for his trial in April 2016, and was arrested nearly two years later in Vietnam.

Sean Alexander AIREY, 27, of Calgary, is charged with two counts of obstruction of justice and one count each of forging a passport, making a false statement to procure a passport, and being an accessory after the fact to murder.

Marshall Thomas QUILLIAN, 21, of Calgary, is charged with one count each of obstruction of justice, forging a passport, making a false statement to procure a passport, and being an accessory after the fact to murder.

The two men will next appear in court on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

Case #19008607/3620

Calgary Police Service


Calgary, AB,25November2013

Two men charged in homicide investigation

Two men have been charged in connection with the death of an 18-year-old man following an assault that occurred over the weekend.

At approximately 2:45 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, emergency crews were called to the 200 block of 10 Avenue S.W., for reports of a man needing medical assistance.

When crews arrived, they found the man suffering from critical, life-threatening injuries. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he died at around 10 a.m.

It is believed the victim was involved in two altercations prior to his death. Following the first incident, the victim and his associates were separated from the situation, but a short time later the groups re-engaged outside a downtown bar.

The second altercation involved at least two suspects who have now been arrested and charged, but detectives believe that others may have been involved in the assault.

Nathan Paul GERVAIS, 18, from Calgary, has been charged with first-degree murder. Franz Emir CABRERA, 19, from Calgary, has been charged with second-degree murder.

Both are scheduled to appear in court this morning, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.

Although an autopsy is not scheduled to take place until Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, his family has identified the victim as Lukas STRASSER-HIRD. The autopsy will determine the cause of death.

Detectives would like to thank the media and public for their assistance with this investigation.

Police are asking anyone with information about this case to contact police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


Nathan Paul GERVAIS arrested

Nearly two years after his disappearance, a Calgary man wanted on warrants for first-degree murder has been arrested abroad and will be returned to Calgary next week.

After a lengthy investigation, Nathan Paul GERVAIS, 22, was returned to Canada from Vietnam on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.

Upon his entry to Canada, GERVAIS was arrested by members of the Calgary Police Service on a Canada-wide warrant for the 2013 homicide of Lukas STRASSER-HIRD.

STRASSER-HIRD, 18, was killed in downtown Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. He died as the result of stab wounds.‎ Warrants for GERVAIS’s arrest were issued in April 2016 when he failed to show up for trial.

The CPS would like to extend thanks to the Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam for its cooperation and hard work on this case. The Service would also like to thank the RCMP, INTERPOL, and Canada Border Services Agency.

An availability regarding GERVAIS’s arrest and return to Canada will be made available in the coming days.


Calgary, AB,21April2016

Calgary police ask for help to locate man wanted on warrants

UPDATE: Nathan GERVAIS has been located.

The Calgary Police Service is asking for the public’s help to locate a man who is wanted on warrants for violating a court order.

Nathan Paul GERVAIS, 21, of Calgary, was placed under 24-hour house arrest while awaiting his trial after being charged with first-degree murder in connection with an incident in 2013. When police checked his residence the morning of Saturday, April 16, 2016, he was not home and investigators have been unable to locate him.

Canada-wide warrants have now been issued for his arrest and anyone who has had contact with GERVAIS in the past week is asked to contact police.

Anyone with information on GERVAIS’ whereabouts is asked to call the Calgary Police Service 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:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Case # 16160074/3620

Calgary Police Service

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