An Amber Alert remains in effect for a five-year-old Calgary girl whose mother was found dead in the basement suite where the two of them lived.
Relatives are describing Taliyah Leigh Marsman as a vivacious and curly-head little girl.
Her uncle, Scott Hamilton, is asking whoever might have the child to drop her off at an R-C-M-P station, a grocery store or anywhere she will be safe.
Relatives first became concerned when the girl’s mother Sara Baillie didn’t show up for her job at a Calgary airport restaurant.
Officers found her body on Monday evening and issued the Amber Alert for the girl within hours.
Police have not named any suspects and say the child’s estranged father has been co-operating with police.
Inspector Don Coleman says he is not convinced a stranger was involved in the child’s disappearance.
(The Canadian Press)