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Death of toddler prompts Toronto police investigation

01/14/2013 11:51 EST | Updated 03/16/2013 05:12 EDT
The death of a two-year-old boy has prompted an investigation by Toronto police, after paramedics found the boy's lifeless body in a downtown highrise on Monday morning.

Police say the call came in at around 9:20 a.m. on Monday morning and paramedics arrived to find a boy without vital signs.

The toddler was initially reported to be two years old, but a family member told CBC News that the boy was just one and a half years old.

The entire family had been sick, including the toddler's older brother, who was taken to hospital on Monday morning because of illness.

Toronto Public Health told CBC News that the coroner's office will determine the cause of death, including asking for laboratory results to see if this boy had the flu.

While police are investigating circumstances of the young boy's death, they don’t suspect foul play.

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