RCMP Major Crimes Unit investigating suspicious death – Update #4

June 16, 2020
Cochrane, Alberta

News release

The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit have arrested and charged three people after a suspicious death reported on Dec. 29, 2019 which was deemed to be a homicide and linked to a stolen vehicle that was located in Calgary on January 13, 2020.

On January 5, 2020, a 34-year-old female of no fixed address was charged with second degree murder of Kasif Hirani (30) of Calgary. She remains in custody and her matters were set for a preliminary hearing on Aug. 20, 2020 in Calgary.

Last week second degree murder charges were laid for a 32-year-old male of Airdrie and a 52-year-old male of Calgary. They were both charged with second degree murder of Kasif Hirani. He was in custody at the time of his arrest where he remains. He was remanded into custody and both accused are set to appear today in Cochrane provincial court.

As these matters are now before the courts, the RCMP will not be commenting further.

No updates are anticipated.

Background:

Jan. 4, 2020

RCMP Major Crimes Unit located two subjects wanted on warrant – Update #3

The RCMP Major Crimes Unit wants to thank the public for their assistance in locating the suspects. The suspects were located in the City of Edmonton on January 3, 2020; however, the location of the vehicle remains unknown.

The 34-year-old female has been arrested for her outstanding warrant.

The 52-year-old male has been arrested for his outstanding warrant.

The vehicle is described as a 2013 Kia Optima, Bronze in colour, with Alberta license plate E22149.

No further information is available at this time in relation to the nature of these charges or the on going investigation. Identity of the victim has been confirmed. Police at this time are not releasing his name or particulars as the investigation continues.

If you see the vehicle or know the whereabouts or locate the vehicle, please contact the Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000, or call your local police agency. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Background:

Jan. 2, 2020

RCMP Major Crimes Unit seeking assistance to locate two subjects wanted on warrant – Update #2

The RCMP Major Crimes Unit continues to seek the public's assistance in locating the 34-year-old female and a 52-year-old male and the stolen 2013 Kia Optima. It is believed the suspects may be in the Edmonton area; however, the location of the vehicle remains unknown.

She is described as: 5 feet 6 inches, 154 lbs with red hair and brown eyes.

He is described as: 5 feet 9 inches, 185 lbs with hazel eyes and a bald head.

The vehicle is described as a 2013 Kia Optima, Bronze in colour, with Alberta license plate E22149.

The RCMP believe that these two individuals may be armed and present a danger to the public. If you see them or know their whereabouts, or locate the vehicle, please contact the Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000, or call your local police agency. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Background:

December 31, 2019

RCMP Major Crimes Unit seeking assistance to locate two subjects wanted on warrant

The RCMP Major Crimes Unit has obtained arrest warrants for two adults who are believed to be in possession of a stolen vehicle related to an earlier death investigation.

On December 29, 2019 the Major Crimes Unit took carriage of an investigation into a male found deceased near Spring Bank Airport. Today, an autopsy was completed and the manner of death was determined to be a homicide.

The victim's car has not been recovered by the RCMP, and arrest warrants have been obtained for two subjects believed to be in possession of the vehicle. Public assistance is being sought to locate these two subjects and the vehicle. They may be in the Calgary area.

A 34-year-old female has been charged with:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime – Section 354 of the Criminal Code
  • Theft of Credit Card – Section 342(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
  • Failure to comply with Appearance Notice or Promise to Appear – Section 145(5)(A) of the Criminal Code.

She is described as: 5 feet 6 inches, 154 lbs with red hair and brown eyes.

A 52-year-old male has been charged with:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime – Section 354 of the Criminal Code
  • Theft of Credit Card – Section 342(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
  • Failure to comply with Appearance Notice or Promise to Appear – Section 145(5)(A) of the Criminal Code.
  • Resisting or Obstructing a Peace Officer – Section 129(A) of the Criminal Code

He is described as: 5 feet 9 inches, 185 lbs with hazel eyes and a bald head.

The vehicle is described as a 2013 Kia Optima, Bronze in colour, with Alberta license plate E22149.

The RCMP believe that these two individuals may be armed and present a danger to the public. If you see them or know their whereabouts, or you locate the vehicle, please contact the Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000, or call your local police agency. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

No further information is available at this time in relation to the nature of these charges.

Dec. 29, 2019

RCMP Major Crimes Unit investigating suspicious death

At 8:30 a.m. today, Cochrane RCMP responded to a report of a deceased male located off of a rural road near the Spring Bank Airport. Responding RCMP determined that the death is suspicious and the Major Crimes Unit South has taken carriage of the investigation.

RCMP members including the Forensic Identification Section remain on scene to conduct an examination.

An autopsy of the male is scheduled for Dec. 31. Investigators are working to confirm the identity of the adult male.

No further information is available. The RCMP will provide an update following the autopsy.

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Contact information

Corporal Laurel Scott
Media Relations Group
780-509-3970 (after hours option)

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