Over two weeks ago, a Calgary mother and daughter went missing. Police are continuing to search for the duo and the suspect in the possible double-homicide murder. Since the incident, Calgarians have been sharing their devastation about the incident online. Many are concerned about the safety of the missing mother and daughter. People are also wondering why an Amber Alert has not been issued for Jasmine Lovett and her daughter Aliyah Sanderson.
On April 29, 2019, Calgary police posted an update about the investigation on their Facebook regarding the disappearance of Lovett and Sanderson. At the time of the incident, Sanderson was only 22 months old.
The two were last seen on April 16, 2019. Two weeks have gone by with locals growing more worried about the situation. Police are now concerned that the two may have been the victims of a double-homicide. Calgary police continue to search several areas in Calgary for evidence; however, they revealed that a suspicious fire burned information pertaining to the possible murder investigation.
Lovett is described as being in her mid 20’s standing at 5’4”. She is slim with brown hair and brown eyes. Her daughter, Sanderson, is almost 2-years-old and is around 3’ tall. She is also slim with brown hair and brown eyes. To aid in the investigation, the Calgary police have released pictures of the two.
For the past two weeks, Calgarians and concerned onlookers have been watching the case unfold. Many people are worried about the well-being of the missing mother and daughter. Most of whom are hoping that their worst nightmares will not be confirmed.
People have been sending their condolences on social media, with many wondering how something this sad could happen. Devastated Calgarians are hoping that the two are found safe and justice is served.
Some locals are wondering why an Amber alert hasn’t been issued for the mother and daughter. Recently, there's been some backlash in Alberta when Canadians complained about being woken up by early morning Amber Alerts when an 8-year-old boy went missing last month. But some Calgarians are insisting that there should be an Amber Alert every day, regardless if it's issued early in the morning.
In March of 2019, Canadians were complaining about an Amber Alert that woke them up in the middle of the night. During this alert, people actually called the police to complain about the notification. This has happened both in Ontario and Alberta this year.
When Narcity spoke to Calgary Police, they confirmed that an amber alert was not issued for Aliyah Sanderson due to the fact that law enforcement did not initially believe that the child was abducted when they were first reported missing. They state that the two were considered missing and the investigation is now being treated as a homicide investigation.
Lovett and Sanderson were last seen on April 16. About one week later, the two were reported missing after they did not arrive for a family dinner. Police have confirmed that a search was being conducted in the Bragg Creek and Kananaskis area.
Since the incident, a “primary suspect” was taken into custody but was released on April 26. No charges have been.
Police are now asking witnesses to come forward that may have seen a Caucasian man in his mid-30s driving a grey Mercedes SUV around the same noted areas between April 16 and April 20, 2019. If you have any information on any fires in the area or the grey Mercedes SUV, you can contact the non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or the Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877.
You can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a message at this link.