A 26-year-old Airdrie man, Steven Aaron Zwick, who is one of two men charged with the murder of 29-year-old Chelsea Davidenas, was denied bail last week when he appeared in court. Zwick was initially scheduled to enter a plea on April 18, but the case was adjourned till late May.

Both Zwick and 52-year-old Calgary resident, Paul Joseph Rushton are facing one count each of first-degree murder in the disappearance and subsequent murder of Davidenas. At the time of their arrests, police were still looking for Davidenas' body. However, her remains were located earlier this month. 

According to police, officers had been searching rural areas southeast of Chestermere to locate Davidenas' remains, and after narrowing down the search location, they engaged the Calgary Search & Rescue Association (CALSARA) to assist in the search efforts.

"Late in the afternoon on Thursday, April 4, members of the Calgary Police Service Missing Persons Team located human remains northeast of Carseland, Alberta, near Range Road 254 and Highway 901."

Investigators worked with The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, who identified the remains as Davidenas.

Davidenas had last been seen on Saturday, February 17 and her family reported her missing 10 days later after they grew concerned when they were unable to get in touch with her. Investigators believe she was killed hours after her disappearance. 

"It is alleged that in the early hours of Saturday, February 17, Chelsea was lured to a residence located in the 5600 blocks of Rundlehorn Drive northeast., by two men who were known to her. A short time later, it is believed that she was killed inside the same residence," police previously said.

Police also said that they believed her remains were removed from the residence days after her murder and transported in a stolen car to a rural, lightly treed area southeast of Chestermere. Investigators posited that she was targeted because of her history as a sex worker.

"Investigators do not believe that this case is connected to any other missing persons in Calgary," police underlined.

Many Airdronians had previously sent out heartfelt condolences via social media after learning of the tragedy, with some remarking that Davidenas had ties to Airdrie. DiscoverAirdrie confirmed with CPS that Davidenas lived in Calgary at the time of her disappearance. 

Both Zwick and Rushton remain in custody and will appear in court on May 22 to enter pleas. 

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