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Calgary police identify Ranchlands homicide victim

Family identified the victim as Christa Cachene, 26, of Calgary, according to CPS.

Homicide victim Christa Cachene.

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Homicide victim Christa Cachene.

Police have identified the victim of a murder in the northwest community of Ranchlands Sunday evening.

Family identified the woman as Christa Cachene, 26, of Calgary, according to CPS.

Staff Sgt. Colin Chisholm said police responded to a home on the 0-100 block of Ranchlands Bay NW. around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, after they received reports of a suspicious death.

Chisholm said the cause of death won't be released at this time.

“Right now it appears that there was some violence that took place within the home,” he said.

According to Chisholm, officials believe there was a party at the home on Saturday night, with a number of people in attendance. They’re asking anyone who might have been at the party to contact them.

Chisholm said the victim lived in the home with her two children who weren't at home at the time.

Police said they also attended the area after reports of car prowling early Sunday morning. It’s unknown if the two incidents are connected.

Just days before her death, Cachene posted a video to her Facebook page reminding friends and family that time is valuable.

“So I realize that time is very, very valuable,” she said. “That’s a piece of your life you will never ever be able to get back, so be careful who you spend your time with."

Friends took to the social media platform to express their shock and sadness at Cachene’s passing.

Elena Tatiana commented “Going to miss you, homie” on a photo of Cachene, while Ben DoverMeow said “Rest In Paradise Christa Cachene.  Love you Cous.”

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Investigators are asking anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the incident to contact police by calling the non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or the Homicide Unit Tip Line at 403-428-8877. 

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