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Waterloo police look to toxicology test to determine 20-month-old’s cause of death

Waterloo Regional Police have arrested a 27-year-old Kitchener woman in connection with the girl's death.
Waterloo Regional Police have arrested a 27-year-old Kitchener woman in connection with the girl's death. Global News File

Waterloo Regional Police say they will need a toxicology test to determine how a 20-month-old girl died last Thursday after a post-mortem did not provide any answers.

“We have to wait for the toxicology report. Hopefully, that will give us a cause of death,” said Waterloo Regional Police Const. Andre Johnson.

He was uncertain how long it would take for results from the toxicology report to be available.

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Police arrested a 27-year-old Kitchener woman on Feb. 21 in connection with the girl’s death.

Police found the little girl “without vital signs” at a home on Heritage Drive last Thursday at around noon.

The officers attempted CPR until paramedics arrived. Life-saving measures continued as the toddler was transported to hospital. The girl was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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Police did not say what the relationship was between the woman and the toddler.

The woman has been charged with criminal negligence causing death.