Carstairs man charged with murder of Calgary mother Cindy Enger

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CALGARY – Police have laid charges in the death of a Calgary mother whose body was found in her Cranston home in late January.Officers were called to the home in the 200 block of Cramond Close S.E. at around 2 p.m. on Jan. 24 for a check on welfare. When they forced their way into the home, police discovered the lifeless body of 51-year-old Cindy Enger.At the time, police deemed the death suspicious. However, police said Monday further investigation later determined Enger’s death was a homicide.

Cindy Enger (right) was found dead in a Cranston home on Jan. 24, 2016.

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Investigators took one man into custody on Friday. The following day, officers executed a series of search warrants in the areas of Airdrie and Carstairs, Alta.Joseph D’Arcy Schluter, 45, of Carstairs, is charged with first-degree murder in connection to Enger’s death.Police said Monday Schluter and Enger “knew each other well.”Investigators won’t be releasing Enger’s cause of death or a motive for the killing – and said they aren’t seeking any more suspects.Police are, however, looking to speak with anyone who had contact with Enger in the two months leading up to her death.Anyone with information is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or the Homicide Unit Tip Line at 403-428-8877. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers.Carstairs is located about 65 kilometres north of Calgary.

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