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Calgary police say bodies of missing mother and daughter found

Last Updated May 6, 2019 at 2:25 pm PDT

Aliyah Sanderson, 22-months old, and her mother Jasmine Lovett, 25, are shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Calgary Police Service

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Police say they have found the bodies of a Calgary woman and her toddler daughter who disappeared last month.

Investigators say a suspect, who was earlier questioned in the case, has been taken into custody and charges are pending.

Update #5 – Disappearance of Jasmine LOVETT and Aliyah SANDERSONAt approximately 4 a.m., today, Monday, May 6, 2019,…

Posted by Calgary Police Service on Monday, May 6, 2019

Aliyah Sanderson, who was 22 months old, and her mother, Jasmine Lovett, had not been seen since April 16 and were reported missing a week later after they failed to show up for a family dinner.

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Officers say the bodies were found in a heavily wooded area near Grizzly Creek, located off Highway 40 in Kananaskis Country, a wilderness area on the eastern edge of the Rockies.

Homicide investigators say the suspect may have attempted to destroy evidence “by means of burning” in the Rocky Mountain foothills south and west of Calgary between April 16 and April 20. Investigators believe this fire would be between April 16th and the 20th.

“Our family would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the entire Calgary Police Service as well as those who have worked diligently in the search for Jasmine and her baby girl Aliyah,” read a statement from the Lovett family. “We would also like to thank the public for their continued support which has meant a great deal to us. Our lives have been devastated and our hearts are heavy. We are trying to understand how this tragedy could have happened to our loved ones.”

Police say the cause of death of both victims is not expected to be released.