Police launch investigation as 18-month-old boy suspiciously dies in SE Calgary

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The Calgary Police announced Tuesday that they have launched an investigation after a toddler suspiciously died in SE quadrant of the city earlier today.

“At approximately 11:20 a.m., today, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, police and EMS were called to a residence located in the 2800 block of 14 Avenue S.E., for reports of a toddler in medical distress. Upon arrival, the child, an 18-month-old boy, was found unresponsive,” the Calgary Police said in a statement.

The statement further added “Despite the best efforts of first responders, he was pronounced deceased on scene. Officers quickly contained the area and are currently questioning two adults.”

Investigators are also in the process of interviewing witnesses, collecting CCTV and examining evidence, the Calgary Police said, adding that at this time, the death is being investigated as suspicious.

The Calgary Police also added that an autopsy will be conducted tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, by The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

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