Two men charged with first-degree murder in death of Calgary woman

Calgary police have arrested two men in connection with the disappearance and presumed death of a 29-year-old woman.

Chelsea Davidenas was last seen on Feb. 17 and reported missing by her family on Feb. 27.

Investigators worked to locate her, but say based on the evidence collected it’s believed she was killed.

Davidenas’ death

Police allege Davidenas was lured to a home in the 5600 block of Rundlehorn Drive N.E. in the early morning hours of Feb. 17 by two men she knew.

Investigators believe she was killed inside the residence.

Although police haven’t yet found her remains, they say a “significant amount of physical and digital evidence” has been collected, leading to the arrest of two men.

Arrests

Steven Aaron Zwick, 26, of Airdrie, and Paul Joseph Rushton, 52, are both charged with first-degree murder.

Both were arrested on April 2.

Steven Aaron Zwick, 26, of Airdrie, is shown in a Calgary Police Service photo. Investigators believe the two men targeted Davidenas because of her history as a sex worker.

Search for remains

The search for Davidenas’ body is ongoing and police are asking for the public’s help.

Police believed her remains were removed from the Rundlehorn home on Monday, Feb. 20, and transported to a “rural, lightly treed area southeast of Chestermere” in a stolen, dark blue, low-profile, 2001 Honda Civic with white rims.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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