RCMP investigate death of 1 yr old Cold Lake girl

Cold Lake RCMP Detachment and the RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU) are investigating the sudden death of a 16-month-old girl who had been brought to the local hospital in Cold Lake on the evening of Saturday, August 26 and later transferred to an Edmonton area hospital where she died yesterday.

An autopsy is scheduled for today at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton.

The child’s death has been deemed suspicious, confirms RCMP media relations Corporal Ron Bumbry; however there is no other information available.

Due to circumstances related to the death and because it is an active investigation no further information is available at this time.

The RCMP requests that anyone with information about this case call the Cold Lake RCMP Detachment.  In the event that callers wish to remain anonymous, they are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS), or by internet atwww.tipsubmit.com.

Lakeland Connect will keep the public updated should this case develop.