Police investigate death of infant in eastern Ontario

Police in eastern Ontario are investigating the death of an infant over the weekend.

Ontario Provincial Police said that shortly after 5 a.m. on Saturday, officers and paramedics responded to a home in Hawkesbury, Ont. — which is on the Ontario-Quebec border east of Ottawa — for an infant in medical distress.

Police said the baby was taken to hospital by ambulance and pronounced dead a short time later.

The Hawkesbury OPP crime unit is investigating in conjunction with the Ontario coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service.

A post-mortem exam will take place this week in Ottawa.

“The investigation is in the early stages and no further details can be released at this time,” police said.

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