Man in custody, police searching for vehicle in Calgary Amber Alert

Edward Downey, 46, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, in the deaths of Taliyah and her mother, 34-year-old Sara Baillie.

Downey, who also uses the last name "Simmons", was taken into custody at around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

It is believed the man is acquaintances with both victims Sara Baillie and Taliyah Marsman.

An Amber Alert remains in effect for Taliyah Leigh Marsman.

Baillie's body was found in her Calgary residence Monday, and an Amber Alert was immediately issued for her missing daughter.

"The timeline of events through the investigation would suggest that both events occurred prior to police involvement on Monday", Inspector Don Coleman said Thursday evening.

"They are hoping to find Taliyah", said Nguyen.

"Clearly, by the timeline, there was nothing we could do". "It's just a field east of town where there's some type of storage bins, grain bins of some kind".

Royal Canadian Mounted Police were reportedly searching an area near a golf course in Chestermere, about 20 miles east of Calgary, on Thursday. "Please allow her to come home to her family", Marsman's statement said. It was known right away that this was not a typical kidnapping, as the mother had already been found dead by the time the Calgary police began making appeals to find the child.

"May Taliyah Marsman & Sara Baillie rest in peace". Investigators said they had until Thursday night to either charge the man or release him.

Downey will stay in custody, until his next court appearance, which is believed to be July 20th. Investigators believed the man may have been involved in Taliyah's disappearance. "I don't believe there's a residence there", Coleman said of the scene.

"What happened after that, we'll have to try and firm up".

In the update on Wednesday, police said witnesses also reported seeing a girl matching Marsman's description with a stocky, black man in the vicinity of where her mother's vehicle was found on Panamount Boulevard N.W.

The case has also attracted help from across the community and throughout Canada, with many volunteering to search for the girl and some even tying green ribbons on trees and lampposts in honor of Taliyah.

Police released CCTV footage images of this grey sedan, which was spotted driving in the Panorama Hills area around the last time Taliyah was seen.

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