SUV sought in potential double homicide of young mom and toddler

Apr 29 2019, 4:39 pm

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that Jasmine is 22-years-old. The article has since been changed to her correct age of 25. 

The Calgary Police Service has provided an update on the mother and daughter who went missing on Tuesday, April 16.

25-year-old Jasmine Lovett and her daughter, 22-month-old Aliyah Sanderson, were last seen in the Cranston area two weeks ago, and police have been investigating their disappearance since they were reported missing on April 22.

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In the days since, the Calgary Police Service has put out multiple releases asking the public’s assistance in locating the two and are now treating the disappearances as a potential double homicide.

Police took one man into custody earlier this week but released him with no charges laid. He still remains the primary suspect, according to an April 27 CPS update.

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Jasmine Lovett and and Aliyah Sanderson (Calgary Police Service)

The same release stated that police are now trying to locate a Mercedes SUV driven by a Caucasian man in his 30s in the Bragg Creek or Kananaskis area that may lead to evidence in the case.

It is believed that the vehicle had been carrying mulch and that the man had been in the Fullerton Loop/Elbow Falls area on Thursday, April 18 between 2:30 and 4:30 pm.

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An example of the vehicle that CPS is trying to locate (Calgary Police Service)

Anyone who may have seen the man or vehicle between April 16 and 20 is asked to contact the police.

More than 50 police officers have been searching the Bragg Creek and Priddis areas for evidence following information taken from cell towers, though the search had to be paused following the significant snowfall that hit southern Alberta over the weekend.

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Jasmine Lovett (Calgary Police Service)

Residents of Bragg Creek and members in the area are warned not to search on their own until the snow melts, as it may result in the accidental destruction of evidence.

In a Monday morning update, police noted that they now believe that the suspect may have tried to burn evidence of the alleged homicide sometime between April 16 and April 20 in the area of Bragg Creek, Elbow Falls, Priddis, and/or East Kananaskis.

If anyone has seen signs of a fire in those areas that was not burning in a designated fire pit, they are asked to call the police.

Anyone with any information of the fire, the vehicle, the suspect, or the missing mother and daughter should contact the Calgary’s RCMP’s non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, or leave an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or by visiting their website.

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