Arrest made in murders of Calgary boy, grandparents

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Calgary police say they’ve made an arrest in the disappearance of five-year-old Nathan O’Brien and his grandparents, Alvin and Kathy Liknes.

They’ve been missing since June 29, and police now believe the three were murdered.

“At approximately 1:30 a.m. today, officers arrested a man in the Airdrie area. He’s currently in custody and charges of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder are pending.”

Chief Ric Hanson says they can’t release the man’s name because he has not yet been formally charged.

He also says the bodies of the victims have not yet been found.

“The Amber Alert in relation to this file has been discontinued. However, the bodies of the three victims have not been found and we continue to ask people to come forward with any information they may have.”

The accused is expected to be formally charged this afternoon.


  1. Such a sad and horrific tragedy for this family.I can barely imagine the horror that those grandparents felt with the death of their grandchild looking them right in the face.It’s one thing for a mature adult to face his or her own demise,and another thing entirely to know that your child or grandchild is in mortal danger too.
    Sincere condolences and my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of those who lost their lives.Anyone convicted of murdering these three Canadians should never walk free in this once great nation again.
    May they all Rest in Peace.