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.
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.
Police did not say what the relationship was between the woman and the toddler.
The woman has been charged with criminal negligence causing death.