July 11th, 2016
Edward Delten Downey, 46, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and was arrested Wednesday evening. On Monday, police were called to Baillie’s home on Panamount Boulevard N.W. after she failed to turn up for work and family members were unable to reach her. The 34-year-old was found dead and an AMBER Alert was issued for her daughter Taliyah, who was abducted from the home. Police spent several days searching a number of locations and discovered the body of the little girl in a rural area east of Calgary on Thursday evening and the AMBER Alert was cancelled. National Post’s Douglas Quan reported that according to Baillie’s friend — and confirmed by law enforcement — Baillie worked as an escort prior to her death. The friend suggested that Baillie was concerned about saving money for Taliyah’s future education, and was looking for ways to supplement her $19,000 income. That, of course, explains how Downey — a man identified as a “pimp” in parole documents.