Calgary police charge man in connection with motel death

Police have charged a Calgary man in connection with a suspicious death at a northwest motel last week.

Sylina Ann Curley, 43, was found dead in a room at the Red Carpet Inn at 4635 16 Avenue N.W. on Dec. 21.

Her death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy was conducted on Dec. 24, police said.


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“The man who called to report the death was sharing the hotel room with the victim, and officers arrested him at the scene,” police said in a news release Thursday.

“The suspect and victim are believed to have been in a relationship.”

Cliffton James Spotted Eagle, 38, has been charged with one count of second-degree murder and will appear in court on Jan. 4, 2019, police said.

Police continue to investigate and are asking anyone with information to call them at 403-266-1234 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers online or at 1-800-222-8477.

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