Police charge 4th person in connection with Douglasdale death

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Investigators have charged a fourth person in connection with the death of Chad Kowalchuk, 53. (Bryan Labby/CBC - image credit)
Investigators have charged a fourth person in connection with the death of Chad Kowalchuk, 53. (Bryan Labby/CBC - image credit)

Police have charged a fourth person in the death of a Calgary man whose body was discovered after a house fire in the southeast community of Douglasdale in February.

Investigators said Thursday they have charged Justin Alan Urban, 32, with first-degree murder.

Chad Kowalchuk, 53, was found after firefighters responded to a residence in the southeast neighbourhood of Douglasdale on Feb. 18. The discovery sparked what police called a complex investigation.

Earlier this month, Kowalchuk's family issued a public plea for people to come forward with any information about his death. They described the man as a "fun-loving and caring person."

Urban now joins three others charged in connection to the death.

Last month, police arrested Justin Angus Boucher, 30, of Calgary. He faces first-degree murder and arson charges.

Ronald Leon Abraham, 41, of Calgary, was arrested this month and charged with first-degree murder. Robert Wayne Sims, 30, was arrested last week in B.C. on a Canada-wide warrant and charged with first-degree murder.

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