Charges laid in Calgary’s Castleridge homicide: “woman in her 20s was found deceased within the residence”

Calgary, Alberta – We have arrested and charged a man in relation to a suspicious death that occurred yesterday in the northeast community of Castleridge that has resulted in the death of a woman.

At approximately 7 a.m., Thursday, June 17, 2022, we were called to the 0-100 block of Castleridge Drive N.E., for reports of a person in medical distress. A woman in her 20s was found deceased within the residence.

Upon completion of the autopsy that took place yesterday at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the victim has been identified as 25-year-old Autumn Levi CROSS CHILD, and her death is now considered to be a homicide.

Murder Investigation
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Officers who attended the scene located the complainant who was eventually taken into custody for questioning. It was at this time investigators determined the complainant to be a suspect in the death of CROSS CHILD.

As a result, Brandon Noland YELLOWFLY, 24, has been charged with first degree murder in relation to the death of CROSS CHILD.

He is scheduled to next appear in court on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. This marks the 15th homicide for Calgary this year.

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#22242045/4110

BACKGROUND

Police investigating suspicious death in Castleridge

We are currently investigating a suspicious death in the northeast community of Castleridge.

At approximately 7 a.m., on Friday, June 17, 2022, we were called to the 0-100 block of Castleridge Drive N.E., for reports of a person in medical distress. A woman in her 20s was found deceased within the residence.

An autopsy took place today at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the death is considered suspicious at this time. Police are currently notifying next of kin and are unable to provide further information on the victim’s identity.

The investigation continues and no additional details are available.

Anyone with information about this suspicious death is asked to contact the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

APP: P3 Tips

Case#22242045/4110

Calgary Police Service

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