Body of 5 year-old Amber Alert found: Calgary Police

5 year-old Taliyah Leigh Marsman.

CALGARY, A.B. – The story has a very sad ending for a little girl who went missing after her mother was killed earlier this week.

Calgary Police have tweeted out that they are saddened to report that a body, believed to be 5 year-old Taliyah Marsman, has been located.

“First-degree murder charges in relation to the deaths of Taliyah and her mother Sara Baillie are pending.

Late this afternoon, searchers located a body on a rural property east of Chestermere. The exact location of where the body was found will not be released to protect the integrity of the scene.

At approximately 10:30 p.m., on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, police took a 46-year-old man into custody in a strip mall, located in the 3300 block of 32 Avenue N.E. Investigators believed the man may have been involved in Taliyah’s disappearance. Subsequent information was obtained resulting in a police search of a rural area east of Chestermere for evidence in relation to the case earlier today.

Charges are pending against this man for two counts of first-degree murder. His name will be released once charges are formally sworn by a Justice of the Peace. This is expected to occur late tonight.

It is believed the man is acquaintances with both victims Sara Baillie and Taliyah Marsman. An exact motive for both murders is still under investigation”

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