2 counts of first-degree murder against 46 year-old man in death of 5 year-old girl and mother

CALGARY, A.B. – Calgary police have charged Edward Downey, a 46 year-old man from Calgary, with 2 counts of first-degree murder in the case involving 5 year-old Taliyah Marsman and her mother.

Sara Baille, Talliyah’s mom, was found dead on Monday. Taliyah’s body was discovered this evening by police. There is not yet a motive. Police believe he knew both Sarah and Taliyah.

Downey will stay in custody, until his next court appearance, which is believed to be July 20th. Police say he has an extensive criminal history. There has been little cooperation from Downey.


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