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Arrest made in Langenau murder

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Police have arrested and charged a 19-year-old for the death of Kalix Langenau. File Photo

RCMP Major Crimes Unit have made an arrest related to the slaying of an Airdrie teenager.

According to a Feb. 26 press release, police arrested and charged Hunter Van Mackelberg, 19, for second degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Kalix Langenau.

Local police had issued a press release asking for assistance locating Langenau Feb. 16, citing concerns for his safety. The following day, an update was issued stating a deceased male had been found in a rural area southeast of Airdrie in the CrossIron Mills mall area. An autopsy confirmed the deceased was Langenau and the manner of death was deemed a homicide.

Van Mackelberg was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in Airdrie Provincial Court Feb. 27 via CCTV. According to the press release, RCMP is not releasing any further information as the matter is now before the courts.


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