Investigation into missing Calgary family moves to Mexico

CALGARY- The investigation into the disappearance of a Calgary family has made its way to Mexico.

Calgary Police confirm to Global News that investigators are following up on leads in that country,  into the disappearance of Alvin and Kathryn Liknes, and their five-year-old grandson Nathan O’Brien.

The trio hasn’t been seen since the end of June, and police believe they were murdered. Douglas Garland, 54, has since been charged with three counts of murder in connection with the case.

The Liknes’ had purchased a home in Mazatlan, where they planned to live for part of the year. Neighbours say furniture was moved out of their Parkhill home recently.

“The moving truck was here and I came over to talk to the man, and he said ‘would you like to see the inside of the house?’” says Al, who didn’t want to give his last name. “He showed me around, and I noticed that rug was picked up and there was a lot of cleaning on the wall.

“The reason he was here, in his words, were the sale didn’t go that well and he was moving this stuff out.”

Police aren’t saying when the investigators left, or where they went. However, they did confirm that there were ongoing searches in the Calgary area over the long weekend.



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