RCMP announce remains of Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette found

RCMP investigating the abduction of a two-year-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert in southwestern Alberta have found human remains.

Victims services officials made the announcement Tuesday night to a horrified crowd that had gathered in Blairmore, Alta., at a candlelight vigil for Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette.

The little girl had been abducted early Monday morning from the town of Blairmore.

Her father, Terry Blanchette, 27, was found dead in the home and police believe his death was a homicide.

Mounties have a 22-year-old suspect in custody.

Supt. Tony Hamori said the name of the man, who was arrested in Blairmore on Tuesday, wouldn’t be released until charges had been laid.