Po­lice scour ru­ral prop­erty in man’s dis­ap­pear­ance

In­ves­ti­ga­tors an­tic­i­pate lengthy stay in what they be­lieve to be a homi­cide

Calgary Herald - - CITY+REGION - SAMMY HUDES With files from Ryan Rum­bolt

The pic­turesque view of a ru­ral area south of the city was bro­ken by po­lice lights on Wed­nes­day as of­fi­cers searched a prop­erty con­nected to a Cal­gary man’s dis­ap­pear­ance last year.

Cal­gary po­lice are search­ing a prop­erty near Alder­syde in an at­tempt to re­cover ev­i­dence linked to the dis­ap­pear­ance of Adam Ste­wart Young.

Po­lice say the 35-year-old man is be­lieved to be the vic­tim of a homi­cide.

The prop­erty is lo­cated about 55 kilo­me­tres south of Cal­gary at 338th Av­enue and 112th Street S.E., east of Hwy. 2.

Young was last seen leav­ing his home, a condo build­ing in the 200 block of 11th Av­enue S.E., at about 10 p.m. on Nov. 20. He has not been seen or heard from since.

Around a dozen of­fi­cers from Cal­gary along with mem­bers of the RCMP could be seen search­ing the prop­erty on Wed­nes­day.

Of­fi­cers per­formed a grid search of the prop­erty, oper­at­ing out of a mo­bile com­mand ve­hi­cle and a tent set up as a head­quar­ters.

Ear­lier this month, po­lice said they hadn’t re­ceived any tips as to his where­abouts since ap­peal­ing to the pub­lic last year.

“Since Nov. 20, we have ex­hausted all foot­prints of life for Adam and be­lieve that he has met with foul play,” Staff Sgt. Mar­tin Schi­avetta of the Cal­gary po­lice homi­cide unit said on Oct. 4.

Schi­avetta said Young’s phone and bank ac­count have been in­ac­tive since last Novem­ber, ac­cord­ing to records ac­cessed by po­lice.

After in­ter­view­ing fam­ily mem­bers, friends and as­so­ci­ates of Young, as well as re­view­ing sub­stan­tial CCTV footage gath­ered from the area, po­lice said there is “a strong prob­a­bil­ity” of foul play.

Greg Le­duc lives near the prop­erty and said he saw nu­mer­ous po­lice ve­hi­cles staged in the area on Tues­day morn­ing.

Po­lice called the search on Wed­nes­day “ex­ten­sive,” and said it re­quired “a va­ri­ety of skilled re­sources and equip­ment.”

Po­lice ex­pect to be on the prop­erty “for a lengthy du­ra­tion.”

RYAN RUM­BOLT

This prop­erty near Alder­syde, 55 kilo­me­tres south of Cal­gary, is be­ing searched by po­lice in con­nec­tion with the dis­ap­pear­ance of Adam Ste­wart Young, 35, who was last seen 11 months ago.

Adam Young

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