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Police release images of vehicles that may have been used to move body of missing Chestermere man

Police asked for the public's help as they released photos and details of two vehicles that might have been used to move the body of a missing Chestermere man, a day after they charged a Calgary man with murder.

Shane Eric James Smith, 20, was reported missing by his family on June 7

Shane Eric James Smith, 20, of Chestermere, was reported missing by family on June 7. Police believe he was killed and that these two vehicles were used to move his body. (Calgary Police Service/Shane Smith/Facebook)

Police asked for the public's help as they released photos and details of two vehicles that might have been used to move the body of a missing Chestermere man, a day after they charged a Calgary man with murder.

Shane Eric James Smith, 20, was reported missing by his family on June 7, having been last seen in the southeast Calgary community of McKenzie Towne a day earlier.

Police announced on Tuesday that Charles Abercrombie, 24, of Calgary was charged with second-degree murder in the case.

Police believe that Smith was killed at a residence in southeast Calgary late on June 6. His remains have not been found.

Police are looking for information in relation to two vehicles seen between midnight on Saturday, June 6, to Tuesday, June 9, alleging they may have been used to move Smith after he was killed.

The vehicles are:

  • A burgundy Mercedes Benz ML55 featuring aftermarket chrome rims with Alberta licence plate SLPRSLD. 
  • A white 2010 Crown Victoria with aftermarket black rims and a black push-bar on the front with Alberta licence plate CFM4615.

Investigators want to speak with anyone who has information about the vehicles, both of which have been located.

Abercrombie has been charged with:

  • 1 count of 2nd-degree murder.
  • 1 count of indignity to a human body.
  • 1 count of breaching a court order and breach of a firearm prohibition order.

Police said last week that Smith's vehicle, a gold 2002 Nissan Maxima, was parked near the Deerfoot Trail bridge over the Bow River at the southern city limits, sometime between 11 p.m. on June 6 and the morning of June 9.

Investigators are also looking to speak with anyone who drove over the Bow River bridge on Deerfoot Trail S.E. between midnight on June 6, and 9 a.m. on June 7, and have dashcam footage.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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