Search continues for witnesses in the murder of Russell YOUNKER

On Friday, April 16, 2021, we released CCTV photos and videos of a man and a woman believed to have information valuable to the homicide investigation.

Calgary, Alberta – Information from witnesses is often a crucial piece of any investigation and while we have located one person believed to have information about the murder of Russell YOUNKER, we continue to look for a man and are now looking for a third individual.

On Friday, April 16, 2021, we released CCTV photos and videos of a man and a woman believed to have information valuable to the homicide investigation. We have since located the woman, though we have yet to speak to the man. While we continue to search for him, we are also looking to speak to a third person believed to have information that would assist the investigation.

The man is described as between 25 and 35 years old, approximately six feet tall, between 200 and 220 pounds. He was wearing blue jeans, a black or grey hoodie, a black and red Toronto Blue Jays hat and black shoes with white soles.

The man is described as between 25 and 35 years old, approximately six feet tall, between 200 and 220 pounds.
(CPS) The man is described as between 25 and 35 years old, approximately six feet tall, between 200 and 220 pounds.

Anyone with information on the identities of these individuals is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877, or the CPS non-emergency line at 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 #21138373/3863

Original release below.

Downtown suspicious death deemed a homicide; police seeking witnesses

Earlier today, we shared information about a suspicious death that occurred yesterday evening on the west end of downtown. This death is now being investigated as a homicide, following an autopsy that was completed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The victim has been identified as Russell David YOUNKER, 49, of Calgary.

Detectives are now hoping to speak with two people who may have information that would be valuable to the investigation.

Photos of a man and a video of a woman are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

Anyone with information on the identities of these individuals is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877, or the CPS non-emergency line at 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 #21138373/3863

Calgary Police Service



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