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'We want answers,' says family of man killed in Calgary incident

Dozens of family and friends gathered Tuesday to bury a "good kid" identified by police as the victim in a violent northeast Calgary incident last week.

Youssef Jeha was found with a single stab wound to his heart inside a vehicle parked behind a Huntington Hills home at the centre of an ongoing investigation.

Jeha would have turned 20 Wednesday, said cousin Mohammed Jeha.

"We want answers . . . police have barely said anything," he said. "He (Youssef) was a good kid. He was trying to find work — I have no idea what he's ever done that would put him in a situation like that."

Police found Youssef's body around 4:30 p.m. Friday after another man who'd been injured turned up at a home in the 100 block of Hunterhorn Drive N.E., claiming he escaped after being held captive. That man was taken to hospital and has since been released.

While surrounding the home the man claimed he'd fled from, police found Youssef's body inside a vehicle parked in an alley.

Multiple people were taken into custody and investigators have conducted more than two dozen interviews to date, according to Staff Sgt. Grant Miller.

Still, no charges have been laid and police had no one in custody Tuesday afternoon.

"We are attempting to locate whoever actually resides in that house and speak with them and (find out) what they would know about this incident," Miller said.

Police have not corroborated the injured man's claim he was held captive nor have they definitively linked that incident with Youssef's death.

Miller said police seized a number of weapons at the scene but declined to delve into specifics. He did confirm shots were fired at some point and a vehicle passing through the area at the time was struck.

Mohammed Jeha, meanwhile, called on police and anyone with information to help ease his family's suffering.

"His (Youssef's) parents are devastated," Mohammed said. "This is something no one saw coming."

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