5-Year-Old Missing After Mom Killed
Taliyah Marsman hasn't been seen since Sunday morning
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2016 3:40 PM CDT
Taliyah Marsman   (Calgary Police Service)

(Newser) – Police are searching for a missing 5-year-old girl after her mother was found dead in their apartment Monday in Canada, the Calgary Herald reports. Investigators believe Sara Baillie was killed, though a cause of death hasn't been given, and an Amber Alert for her daughter Taliyah Marsman was issued early Tuesday. According to the Canadian Press, Taliyah was last seen by family on Sunday morning. The girl's aunt and uncle describe her as a "vivacious, wonderful child." “She’s always dancing and loving and caring,” a babysitter tells the Herald. “She likes to love people, and she’s really good at making friends.”

Taliyah's father and Baillie's estranged common-law husband, Colin Marsman, asked for anyone with information regarding his daughter's whereabouts to come forward. "With all my heart, I love her sooo much; she is my light! Please allow her to come home to her family," CBC quotes a statement issued by Marsman Wednesday. "Those who know me best, know the person and kind of father I am, and know more than anything, I just want my baby girl back.” Authorities say there is some history of domestic violence between Marsman and Baillie. Marsman is cooperating with police, but they aren't ruling out anyone as a suspect.