Calgary Police asking for help locating man’s body

Calgary police are looking for two vehicles, including a burgundy Mercedes that they believe was used to transport Shane Smith's (inset) body. CALGARY POLICE SERVICE / FACEBOOK

Calgary Police are looking for help locating the body of Shane Eric James Smith. 

The 20-year-old went missing on June 7, but police have changed the case from a missing person to a homicide. 

Police believe that Smith was killed sometime late Saturday, June 6.

On June 16, Ian Charles Abercrombie, 24, was charged with one count of second-degree murder, one count of indignity to a human body and one count of breaching a court order and breach of a firearm prohibition order. 

Police believe that Abercrombie and Smith were friends.  

Staff Sergeant Colin Chisholm said he won’t speak to motive as of right now, but did confirm that a firearm was used. 

Calgary Police Homicide Unit Staff Sergeant, Colin Chisholm. MADASYN KOST FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

“We do have other suspects in mind in relation to assisting Mr. Abercrombie after the investigation,” said Chisholm. 

Family ‘desperate to bring him home’

Shirley Tasker Smith, Shane’s mother, is asking for help finding her son’s body. 

“We are so devastated and heartbroken to learn our son is gone, but so very desperate to bring him home to us so we can lay him to rest the way he deserves,” read her Facebook post.

“We beg, beg for anyone who knows anything to please help us locate our son and bring him home. He doesn’t deserve this. We need to lay our son to rest.” 

Family members said they weren’t ready to speak to media about Shane’s death.

Police are asking anyone who was driving on the bridge over the Bow River on Deerfoot Trail S.E. between midnight on Saturday June 6, and 9 a.m. Sunday June 7 to contact police.

They’re looking to speak with anyone who has information or dashcam footage from that night.

Police have released photos of two vehicles that are believed to be connected to the homicide. 

The vehicles are a Burgundy Mercedes Benz ML55 bearing Alberta license plate SLPRSLD with after-market chrome rims and a white 2010 Crown Victoria bearing Alberta license plate CFM4615 with aftermarket black rims and a black push-bar on the front.

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