Police have cancelled the Amber Alert for Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette after finding remains. The two-year-old was taken from the home she shared with her father and grandfather in Blairmore, Alta. She was abducted from the property Monday morning before RCMP discovered her father’s body.
The missing Alberta toddler was found in a rural area, RCMP Supt. Tony Hamori said at a short press conference after 10 p.m. The two-year-old was taken from her Blairmore home in southwest Alberta just hours before her father, 27-year-old Terry Blanchette, was found dead on Monday morning.
Watch RCMP say the remains of Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette were found Tuesday afternoon.
Hailey’s mother, Cheyenne Dunbar, has travelled down to Blairmore, and is co-operating with the investigation. CBC reporter Carolyn Dunn said she was at the vigil when RCMP informed the crowd that they had found a child’s body.
She said friends and family surrounded Dunbar to help give her support as she left the park where it was being held.
Corette Harrington, a family friend of the Blanchettes, said she is in shock. “I don’t understand why someone did this,” said Harrington.
WATCH: Amanada Blanchette, sister of murdered father Terry Blanchette, and Rebecca Harrington, who is missing 2-year-old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette’s godmother and close friend of Terry Blanchette, speak about the case.
Hailey’s godmother described the little girl as “the most energetic kid you’d ever see.”
“She’s running, she’s laughing, she does a scrunchy-face…she scrunches up her nose and gets so excited,” said Rebecca Harrington, who said she’s close with both sides of the family.
Watch below: Video coverage of the abduction of Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette, and murder of her father