Canada-wide warrant issued for suspect in Panorama Hills fatal stabbing

Michael Elendu is shown in a handout photo from the Calgary Police Service. Calgary Police Service

Police are asking the public for help in finding a suspect after a man was found stabbed to death in a home in the northwest Calgary community of Panorama Hills on Wednesday morning.

Police were called to the home on Pantanella Court N.W. at about 10:45 a.m. after it was reported a man had been stabbed. EMS was also called and found the man dead at the scene.

An autopsy performed on Thursday identified the victim as 20-year-old Kyreese George Wright.

Police tape is seen surrounding a home in Panorama Hills where a man was found stabbed to death on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Jill Croteau/Global News

On Thursday morning, Calgary police confirmed 19-year-old Michael Elendu — who had previously been named as a “person of interest” in the attack — is now wanted on a Canada-wide warrant.

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He is described as being six feet three inches tall with a slim build, brown eyes and black hair.

“At this time, it is believed the offender was known to the victim and the stabbing was not random,” police said Thursday. “Detectives continue to speak with witnesses and are investigating this incident as a homicide.”

Anyone with information that could help the investigation, including the whereabouts of Elendu, is asked to call police at 403-428-8811 or 403-2661-1234 or contact Crime Stoppers.

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