At approximately 8:30 p.m., on Monday, police were called to a home in the northwest Calgary neighbourhood of Panorama after family members of a female resident were unable to reach her.
Officers arrive and find Baillie's body in the basement suite where she lived with Taliyah.
Police said that Downey is their only suspect and they can't speak of any motive as of now. Mr. Downey has an extensive criminal history, according to police.
Late Thursday afternoon, searchers located a body on a rural property in Calgary east of Chestermere.
"The family is devastated, the investigators involved obviously impacted, but there's lots of work to still do."Ms. Baillie was dead but Taliyah was not there.
The 46-year-old Downey was taken into police custody at around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Police say the footage appears to show Baillie speaking with a family at the restaurant. Downey will remain in police custody until his next court appearance, on July 20.
He said it's believed Baillie was the primary target.
"Nothing of significance in the case has been found", Coleman said.
Police have said Downey knew the victims' family and is not allowed to contact the girl's father, Colin Marsman. Other reports gave conflicting spellings for Simmonds. An autopsy was scheduled to be conducted on Tuesday, but the results have not yet been released.
Charges have not been laid and no details about the man's identity have been released, but Nguyen said it's believed he is connected to Taliyah's mother, Sara Baillie. Investigators believe it was involved in Taliyah's disappearance. The man charged for the brutal act is Edward Downey.
The man was arrested late Wednesday.
Coleman acknowledged that the rural search "does have a more ominous tone to it" but added it shouldn't be viewed negatively. "Several investigative strategies led us to believe [the suspect] was briefly in that area", Insp. The search for evidence will continue Friday.
"I want to make a plea to anyone out there who knows anything about where my baby is", Marsman said in the statement released to the media through friend Gabriel Goree.
They said Baillie was pretty much raising Taliyah on her own and the pair were inseparable. "There was a year when Taliyah was dancing onstage and in the dress rehearsal, she was just doing so great and so awesome and just having a blast".