A missing man found dead last month on the outskirts of Calgary was a former Kamloops resident.
The body of Jason David Greyeyes, 48, was discovered in the 21000-block of Sheriff King St. S.W. on Aug. 26 and police have now charged two teenagers with first-degree murder.
The two 16-year-olds, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, were arrested in Halifax.
Greyeyes was last seen in Calgary the morning of Aug. 11 and Calgary police issued a missing persons report on Aug. 17. His body was found in a field south of Calgary’s Silverado neighbourhood and his identity was confirmed following an autopsy.
A Kamloops resident, who did not wish to give his name, told KTW he was shocked to hear what happened to Greyeyes, a friend of his son.
“Over the years, he’s come back and visited and he was here just a month ago,” said the man. “Very nice guy — well brought up.”
Greyeyes grew up in Kamloops and attended NorKam secondary.
The man said his son and Greyeyes still kept in touch and Greyeyes attended the son’s wedding.
Greyeyes had been living in Kamloops as recently as two years ago, but was most recently living in Halifax, N.S., the friend told KTW.
He said he believed Greyeyes was in Calgary visiting his father, a longtime member of the Kamloops RCMP.
—with files from the Calgary Herald and CBC