Calgary: Congolese Orphee Landa found dead in a ditch

Investigators discover dead man’s missing car in northeast Calgary
Calgary Herald
– Thu, 28 Apr, 2011 8:00 PM EDT

RCMP homicide investigators have found a car linked to the killing of a Calgary man.

Investigators said a member of the public called police after spotting the 2000 green Chevrolet Impala in northeast Calgary.

Police said the car is the last known location of Orphee Landa, 26, whose naked body was found in a ditch near a rural intersection north of Okotoks last Friday.


Landa and his family came to Calgary from the Democratic Republic of Congo about eight years ago, fleeing years of civil war in the central African country.

Landa worked at a car rental outlet at the airport, and was a music lover who was a member of a hip-hop crew.



Autopsy completed on Orphee Landa
Friends say they haven’t heard from Orphee Landa since early Friday.
Police are looking for a vehicle similar to this photograph of a green Impala in connection to the death of a man near Okotoks.

Updated: Thu Apr. 28 2011 12:06:39

A man whose body was found near Okotoks last Friday has been positively identified.

An autopsy, completed by the Calgary Medical Examiner’s Office, has determined that the body was that of Calgary man Orphee Rudy Landa Na-Asaba, 26.

They have also confirmed that Landa was murdered.

The actual cause of death will not be released at this time.

On Friday, police located a body in the ditch along 242 Ave. just west of 80th St., near Okotoks around 8:25 a.m.

The RCMP have spoken to the last person seen with the victim, a male individual, but no charges have been laid and the investigation is continuing.

The public is asked for their ongoing help in order to locate the 2000 green Chevrolet Impala which the victim was last seen.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Okotoks RCMP at (403)938-4202 (24hrs) or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-877-TIPS.

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