Airdrie teen charged in relation to death of Vancouver teen found dead outside Calgary

Police have charged a man in conjunction with the death of 19-year-old Kalix Langenau whose body was discovered outside Airdrie on Feb.17, 2020.

Hunter Van Mackelberg, 19, of Airdrie has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Langenau, who was reported missing after spending time in northeast Calgary on Feb. 15.

Friends said Langenau lived in Vancouver and was in Calgary for the Family Day long weekend. His car was discovered abandoned on Feb. 15.

“All I can say is that I am glad the RCMP have caught the person possibly responsible for the death of my best friend,” said Nathan Rohl, a friend of Langenau’s for 14 years. “All we can do now is wait and let the judicial system do what it can to bring justice to this act.”

Van Mackelberg was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing. He will appear in Airdrie Provincial Court Feb. 27, 2020 via CCTV.

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