Police have released a closeup photo of the silver Volkswagen Jetta they believe was involved in a homicide Tuesday, when a man was pushed or fell from the car at the intersection of Memorial Drive and 36th Street S.E.
The photo clearly shows the licence plate CHG-6058 and a distinctive “Jesus” bumper sticker.
The victim has been identified as David Bawden, 59, of Calgary.
Police are investigating the homicide as a possible random attack.
It is believed the victim was walking east in the curb lane of eastbound Memorial Drive, between the Bridgeland and Zoo LRT stations, when at 8:37 a.m., a Volkswagen Jetta pulled over. The victim got inside the vehicle, police said in a release.
The victim was pushed or fell from the vehicle about 4.4 kilometres later, at Memorial Drive and 36th Street S.E.
Police and EMS were called to the scene around 8:50 a.m. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are now asking anyone who was travelling on Memorial Drive between Edmonton Trail and 36th Street N.E. at that time, and who may have dashcam footage, to come forward.
“We need the public’s help to locate this vehicle and the registered owner as soon as possible,” Staff Sgt. Martin Schiavetta of the Calgary Police Service’s homicide unit said in a release.
“At this time, we are investigating the possibility that this was a random attack. While we don’t believe there are additional safety concerns for Calgarians, we are exhausting all measures to locate the suspects.
This is Calgary’s 27th homicide of the year.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 403-266-1235, the homicide tip line at 403-428-8877 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.