Police in Calgary say they aren’t ruling anything out in their search for a missing five-year-old whose mother was found dead.
Insp. Don Coleman says that includes the possibility that Taliyah Leigh Marsman was dropped off with someone who has yet to realize the girl is the subject of an Amber Alert.
Coleman says family members became concerned when Taliyah’s mother didn’t show up to work on Monday.
When they went to check on her Monday evening, they found the woman’s body and no sign of the child.
An Amber Alert was issued overnight.
Coleman says Taliyah’s father is estranged from her mother and he is co-operating with the investigation.
He says the couple had a history of domestic violence, but did not elaborate.
Taliyah is described as a mixed-race child with a slim build, brown curly hair and brown eyes.
The mother’s car police initially said may have been connected to the disappearance was found not far from the home.