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Former home of Alvin and Kathryn Liknes demolished

Liknes home demolished
WATCH ABOVE: It's a home where one of the most heinous crimes in Calgary's history is alleged to have happened. The house was where Alvin and Kathy Liknes lived which has now been demolished. Nancy Hixt reports.

A home in southwest Calgary, formerly occupied by a couple who police say were murdered along with their grandson, has now been demolished.

The house that once belonged to Alvin and Kathryn Liknes, became a crime scene after they disappeared along with their five-year-old grandson, Nathan O’Brien, in June of 2014.

The couple had been having their grandson over for a sleepover but when O’Brien’s mother came to pick him up the next day, the trio had vanished.

The case shocked people across Canada and around the world and an Amber Alert was issued that lasted for weeks.

READ MORE: Timeline: Missing Calgary family Nathan O’Brien, Alvin and Kathryn Liknes

The home was located in the 100 block of 38A Avenue S.W.

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A southwest Calgary home that became a crime scene following the 2014 disappearance of Alvin and Kathryn Liknes and their grandson, has been demolished.
A southwest Calgary home that became a crime scene following the 2014 disappearance of Alvin and Kathryn Liknes and their grandson, has been demolished.
A southwest Calgary home that became a crime scene following the 2014 disappearance of Alvin and Kathryn Liknes and their grandson, has been demolished.
A southwest Calgary home that became a crime scene following the 2014 disappearance of Alvin and Kathryn Liknes and their grandson, has been demolished. Loren Andreae/ Global News
A southwest Calgary home that became a crime scene following the 2014 disappearance of Alvin and Kathryn Liknes and their grandson, has been demolished.
A southwest Calgary home that became a crime scene following the 2014 disappearance of Alvin and Kathryn Liknes and their grandson, has been demolished. Loren Andreae/ Global News
A southwest Calgary home that became a crime scene following the 2014 disappearance of Alvin and Kathryn Liknes and their grandson, has been demolished.
A southwest Calgary home that became a crime scene following the 2014 disappearance of Alvin and Kathryn Liknes and their grandson, has been demolished. Loren Andreae/ Global News
A southwest Calgary home that became a crime scene following the 2014 disappearance of Alvin and Kathryn Liknes and their grandson, has been demolished.
A southwest Calgary home that became a crime scene following the 2014 disappearance of Alvin and Kathryn Liknes and their grandson, has been demolished. Loren Andreae/ Global News
A southwest Calgary home that became a crime scene following the 2014 disappearance of Alvin and Kathryn Liknes and their grandson, has been demolished.
A southwest Calgary home that became a crime scene following the 2014 disappearance of Alvin and Kathryn Liknes and their grandson, has been demolished. Loren Andreae/ Global News

Following an investigation, police confirmed a ‘violent incident’ had taken place in the Liknes home.

READ MORE: Accused triple murderer Douglas Garland’s trial to begin in 2017

Douglas Garland has been ordered to stand trial for three counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of the Liknes couple and O’Brien.

Garland’s trial is set to begin in January 2017.

READ MORE: Police believed Liknes couple, Nathan O’Brien ‘likely murdered’ within 1st hours of investigation

The bodies were never found.

The home was sold before the trio disappeared. Family confirmed the buyers had always planned the demolition for a future infill.

The demolition began on Friday and crews are still working away on the concrete foundation.