Body found in southeast Calgary identified by police

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Calgary police believe victim of Dover Glen homicide likely knew attacker
WATCH ABOVE: Calgary police homicide detectives confirmed a man found dead in Dover Glen Thursday was murdered. As David Boushy reports, investigators believe he likely knew his killer – Sep 2, 2016

Calgary police have released the identity of a man whose body was discovered in an alley in the community of Dover Glen on Thursday.

Investigators said Calvin Timothy Brooker, 57, was found dead in the 2700 block of 41A Avenue S.E. at around 8:15 a.m.

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Police think Brooker was killed in his home, and his body was then moved to the alley behind his residence.

“Mr. Brooker lived in the basement of that residence,” Insp. Don Coleman said in a Friday news conference. “His elderly mother lived upstairs.”

Police believe another male who also lived in the home was the one who first found the body.

Investigators said Brooker’s death likely occurred sometime between midnight and 8 a.m.

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“It would appear there was some type of confrontation or violent attack,” Coleman said.

A motive for Brooker’s death isn’t yet known, but investigators don’t believe his death was random. Police said in a Friday news release he “likely knew his attacker.”

Although an autopsy has been completed, police aren’t releasing the victim’s cause of death.

Brooker’s death is Calgary’s 16th homicide of 2016.

With files from David Boushy

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