Premier Rachel Notley has provided the following statement on Taliyah Leigh Marsman.
Taliyah was the subject of an Amber Alert since Tuesday. Her body was found yesterday.
“Our hearts are broken at the tragic end of the search for little Taliyah. I know everyone prayed that she be found and returned to her family, to grow up as happy as she appeared in the photographs provided through the media.
“This is a devastating loss to Taliyah’s father, grandparents and family, compounded by the loss of her mother, Sara Baillie. Albertans offer our deepest condolences during this time and we grieve with you for the loss of these precious lives.
“Our deepest gratitude and thanks go to the dedicated women and men of the Calgary Police Service, to everyone who heeded the Amber Alert and spread the word through social media and to all those who joined in the search for Taliyah.”