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The body discovered in a rural area north of Airdrie Feb. 4, has been identified as that of missing visitor Sheldon Wolf, according to a Calgary Police Service (CPS) press release, and a man has been charged with homicide.
Wolf, a resident of Carrot River, Sask., was reported missing in the late afternoon of Feb. 3. He was last seen at approximately 7 p.m. Feb. 2, leaving the Sandman Hotel in southwest Calgary. A missing persons news release was issued the morning of Feb. 4 in hopes of locating him.
Evidence connected to Wolf’s disappearance was discovered in Elliston Park Feb. 4, according to CPS, and a subsequent search of the park was carried out.
By mid-afternoon that day, CPS confirmed a body was located in a rural area north of Airdrie.
We can confirm a body was found in a rural area north of Airdrie today. We are working with the RCMP in order to confirm if this is connected to an ongoing investigation. The identity will be confirmed pending autopsy. #yychttps://t.co/wWYVedSm04— Calgary Police (@CalgaryPolice) February 4, 2020
Due to the close proximity to Calgary city limits, CPS responded to the scene and worked with RCMP to determine the body was connected to the ongoing investigation, according to a Feb. 4 press release.
"A search earlier today of Elliston Park is related to this incident," the release stated.
An autopsy was conducted Feb. 7, confirming Wolf's identity and determining his death was the result of a homicide.
Fayiah (Victor) Briama, 23, of Calgary, was arrested Feb. 7 and charged with first-degree murder. He will next appear in court on Monday, Feb. 10.
"We are determined to get to the bottom of what happened to Mr. Wolf. No visitor should ever have to come to our city and be concerned about their safety. At this time, we believe he willingly met with individuals who he had no previous relationship with prior to coming to Calgary," said Staff Sgt. Martin Schiavetta, with the CPS Homicide Unit.