May 25, 2014 3:45 pm
Updated: May 25, 2014 10:22 pm

Man charged with manslaughter after suspicious death of infant in Victoria


An Esquimalt man has been charged with manslaughter after the suspicious death of a months-old infant Saturday, according to Victoria police.

Police say they were called to a McDonald’s restaurant in the 1200-block of Douglas Street where an infant was not breathing at around 8 a.m.

Detectives learned a 21-year-old man had travelled with the infant from a home in Esquimalt to downtown by bus. The mother of the infant was also at the McDonald’s at the time, police say.

All attempts by emergency responders to save the child were unsuccessful.

The man was taken into custody and has been charged with manslaughter, police say.

Police say the man did have a relationship with the infant, but did not specify further. No information on the victim has been released.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have been riding on BC Transit double decker bus on route 14 between 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. from the 800-block of Craigflower Road to View and Douglas streets to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Phil Davies at 250-380-6273.

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