Calgary Police are trying to identify a man seen with a girl matching the description of 5-year-old Taliyah Leigh Marsman who is currently the subject of an Amber Alert.
Witnesses in the community of Panorama Hills, a suburban neighbourhood in the northwest quadrant of Calgary, say that on Monday at approximately 11:30 a.m. they saw a girl who looked like Taliyah in the company of a stocky, black male, close to where her mother’s car was located by police, near Panamount Boulevard N.W.
The girl was wearing red or pink boots with white polka dots and was carrying a reddish-coloured suitcase.
Police say they would also like to talk to some people seen with the girl and her mother, Sara Baillie, on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at a Dairy Queen on Sandarac Dr. N.W. in northwest Calgary.
Screencaptures of store surveillance video showing this encounter can be seen below.
An Amber Alert was issued for Taliyah early Tuesday morning, about five hours after police found Baillie dead in their basement apartment.
Baillie’s death has been ruled a homicide, but police are not releasing the cause of death.
(With files from News Talk 770 Staff)