Man wanted in 2013 death of Lukas Strasser-Hird returned to Calgary to face charges

In November of 2017, Calgary police learned that Gervais was taken into custody in Vietnam and his deportation to Canada was ordered by the Vietnamese government in January.

“Let this serve as notice to those who are out on bail and flee the jurisdiction, we will persist in finding you and bringing you back to face the charges,” said Staff Sgt. Colin Chisholm of the CPS Homicide Unit.

Gervais was escorted by Calgary police from Hanoi and arrested at Pearson Airport in Toronto when he returned.

“We were invited to attend Vietnam to help facilitate his deportation back to Canada,” said Chisholm. “We were very glad that he was arrested abroad.”

He was brought back to Calgary and was denied bail at a hearing held on Thursday evening.

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