Man in custody regarding Alberta Amber Alert

5 year-old Taliyah Leigh Marsman.

CALGARY, A.B. – The Calgary police confirm that they have a man in custody for questioning about the disappearance of a five-year-old Calgary girl and the death of her mother earlier this week.

The man was arrested in Calgary at around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday.


Police spokesperson Det. Andy Nguyen, says the person is being interviewed about the disappearance of Taliyah Leigh Marsman and the homicide of her mom, Sara Baillie.

Charges have not been laid and no details about the man’s identity have been released.

Nguyen also says an area near the community of Chestermere, just east of Calgary, is now being searched by police for any clues to the girl’s whereabouts.

An Amber Alert was issued for Taliyah early Tuesday after she could not be found following the discovery of her mother’s body in a northwest Calgary home.