Police investigating after man found dead in restaurant parking lot

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Calgary police are investigating after a body was found in the parking lot of Mazaj Lounge and Restaurant on Macleod Trail S.W. on Friday night.
Calgary police are investigating after a body was found in the parking lot of Mazaj Lounge and Restaurant on Macleod Trail S.W. on Friday night.

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Calgary police are investigating what they call a suspicious death after finding the body of a man in his early 30s in a restaurant parking lot on Friday night.

In a release, police said they were called at approximately 11:20 p.m. to the parking lot of the Mazaj Lounge and Restaurant, located at 9223 Macleod Trail S.W., to reports of a man in medical distress.

When EMS arrived, the man was pronounced dead.

The case was then referred to the Calgary police's homicide unit due to the "suspicious nature of the death."

No additional details were immediately available.

Calgary police search for evidence in a snow bank near the Mazaj Lounge and Restaurant on Saturday morning.
Calgary police search for evidence in a snow bank near the Mazaj Lounge and Restaurant on Saturday morning.

Calgary police search for evidence in a snow bank near the Mazaj Lounge and Restaurant on Saturday morning.

An autopsy is scheduled on Feb. 22, at which point more information will be released, police said in the release.

Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious at the location between 10:20 and 11:20 p.m. is asked to call the police non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or the homicide unit's tip line at 403-428-8877.

Crime Stoppers also accepts anonymous tips at 1-800-222-8477.

Calgary police were still on the scene of Mazaj Lounge and Restaurant around 10 a.m. Saturday.
Calgary police were still on the scene of Mazaj Lounge and Restaurant around 10 a.m. Saturday.

Calgary police were still on the scene of Mazaj Lounge and Restaurant around 10 a.m. Saturday.