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Charges laid in infant death caused by malnutrition, says Winnipeg police

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A woman is in custody following an investigation by Winnipeg police into the death of an infant late last year, due to malnutrition – Feb 9, 2024

A woman is in custody following an investigation by Winnipeg police into the death of an infant late last year.

Officers with the Winnipeg Police Service attended a residence in the 600 block of Atlantic Avenue on Dec. 4, 2023, for a report of an unresponsive infant. The two-month-old infant was pronounced dead at the scene.

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An investigation was launched, police said, and an autopsy later determined that the cause of death was malnutrition.

Police said they arrested 27-year-old Alyssa Michelle Ross on Feb. 8 She remains in custody and is facing a charge of manslaughter.

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