Niagara Regional Police say a 25-year-old woman has been charged with first-degree murder after her infant was found in a home without vital signs.
Police said in a statement that emergency crews were called to a home in the Dorchester Road and Barker Street area, near Lundy’s Lane, at around 1 p.m. on Wednesday.
“When emergency crews arrived, a six-month-old female was discovered without vital signs,” the statement said.
“The infant was taken to hospital where she was subsequently pronounced deceased.”
Officers said the homicide, forensic services and criminal investigations branch were called in to look into the circumstances surrounding the baby’s death, the details of which weren’t disclosed as of Wednesday evening.
The mother, 25-year-old Georgina Anne Lowe of Niagara Falls, has been charged with first-degree murder.
The accused is set to appear in a St. Catharines court on Thursday by video for a bail hearing.
A GoFundMe page has been set up by the father of the deceased infant. In a post, Cody Hamilton said the money raised will go to his daughter’s funeral.
“I am raising money for funeral cost and other financial need,” Hamilton said.