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8-month-old boy killed, woman arrested in Kitchener: police

26-year-old Kitchener woman charged with 2nd-degree murder in connection with death of baby
WATCH ABOVE: Catherine McDonald spoke with residents of the Kitchener building where the baby was found.

An 8-month-old boy was killed and a 26-year-old woman is in custody in connection to a homicide in Kitchener on Sunday, according to Waterloo Regional Police.

Police say officers responded to a medical incident involving the woman at Fairway Road and Wilson Avenue on Sunday at around 4:10 p.m.

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“We received info that led officers to conduct a well-being check at an apartment on Cedarwoods Crescent in Kitchener,” Const. Andre Johnston told Global News.

While completing the check, officers found the boy deceased in the apartment.

“The child’s death is being investigated as a homicide,” Johnson said.

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The 26-year-old woman is facing a second-degree murder charge.

“We are continuing to investigate this incident but we are not seeking additional suspects,” Johnson said.

Police said the woman is the mother of the toddler.

This is the fourth homicide of the year in Waterloo Region.