The RCMP say the father of a girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert has been found dead inside a home in southwestern Alberta.
The dead man has been identified as 27-year-old Terry Blanchette of Blairmore and police consider his death a homicide.
Police say his death is related to the disappearance of two-year-old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette.
Officials have now extended the search for the girl to British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Montana.
She is described as white, with light brown, straight hair with bangs, and brown eyes.
Mounties say the suspect fled west in a newer model white van with a large rear antenna with a flag attached.
— RCMP Alberta (@RCMPAlberta) September 14, 2015