Calgary police say the mother of a missing 5-year-old girl, who is the subject of an Amber Alert, has been found dead.
Police say the little girl, Taliyah Leigh Marsman, has a slim build, brown curly hair and blue eyes.
She’s believed to have been taken by an unknown person from Paramount Boulevard in northwest Calgary.
The family of the slain woman and missing girl spoke at an emotional news conference this afternoon pleading for anyone with information to come forward.
The woman’s uncle Scott Hamilton says the pair were very close.
“It wasn’t necessarily a mother daughter relationship it was almost like watching two sisters at times get along. Sara worshiped Taliyah. The times we saw them interact, it was marvellous.”
Hamilton is asking whoever has Taliyah Leigh Marsman to drop her off at a police station, a grocery story, a gas station – or anywhere else.
He says the family will pick her up and no questions will be asked.
Police issued an Amber Alert overnight for the girl.
— Calgary Police (@CalgaryPolice) July 12, 2016
A vehicle police say may have been connected to her disappearance has been found, but the girl is still missing.