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Woman found dead in Mississauga home, infant taken to trauma centre: Peel police

Peel Regional Police are investigating a "suspicious death" in Mississauga.
Peel Regional Police are investigating a "suspicious death" in Mississauga. Andrew Collins / Global News

Peel Regional Police say a woman has been found dead in a Mississauga home and an infant, under the age of one-years-old, has been taken to a trauma centre.

Emergency crews were called to Four Springs Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West, near Hurontario Street, at around 3:35 p.m. on Monday.

Police said officers attended a residence on Eglinton Avenue West to check on the well-being of an occupant and when they arrived they found a dead woman and a baby inside the unit.

Investigators said the infant in the home was taken to a local hospital as a precaution, but in an update police said the toddler was being transferred to a trauma centre “for additional assessment.”

Sources tell Global News that it appears the baby had been left unattended for days and the child was suffering from dehydration when police entered the home.

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As of Monday evening, police did not release any details surrounding the victim’s identity or cause of death.

However, officers called the circumstances of the death “suspicious” and said the homicide bureau was consulted about the incident. Police said they are waiting for the post-mortem to determine whether the homicide bureau will take over the investigation.

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