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Calgary police say bodies found believed to be missing mom and daughter

Calgary police believe they’ve located the bodies of a missing Calgary mom and her daughter, west of Calgary.

Police had been searching west of Calgary for the past two weeks for Jasmine Lovett and Aliyah Sanderson, reported missing since mid April.

According to Calgary police, around 4 a.m. Monday, two bodies were found in a heavily wooded area near Grizzly Creek, located off Highway 40. Police said autopsies are expected to be begin today to determine identification. The cause of death isn’t expected to be released.

Police said that a suspect has been taken into custody and charges are pending. He cannot be named until charges are sworn in front of a justice of the peace. Police do confirm the suspect is the same person taken into custody two weeks ago.

Police say that in order to protect the integrity of the investigation they won’t be releasing details about what led to the discovery of the bodies.

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The Lovett family released a statement through the Calgary police.

“ 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,” the statement read.

“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.”