Death of 16 month old girl deemed a Homicide

Cold Lake RCMP investigating sudden death of child

RCMP investigators are continuing their investigation into the death of a 16-month-old Cold Lake girl after the results of an autopsy conducted last Wednesday determined that the manner of her death was homicide.

The child, Veronica Poitras*, was brought to the hospital in Cold Lake by a family member on the evening of Saturday, August 26, 2017.  The Cold Lake RCMP Detachment was advised of the situation at approximately 7:07 p.m. that same evening.  A short time later, Veronica was transported to a hospital in the Edmonton area for treatment, however, three days later she was taken off of life support and pronounced deceased on Tuesday, August 29.

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.