POLITICS

Death of a 17-month child in Jonquiere, Que considered suspicious

03/22/2015 04:53 EDT | Updated 05/22/2015 05:59 EDT
JONQUIERE, Que. - Quebec provincial police are investigating after a 17-month old child was found dead in a home in Jonquiere, Quebec on Saturday.

Municipal police received a 911 call early Saturday morning and arrived to find the child unresponsive in a bed.

The child was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

A spokesperson says the investigation was turned over to the provincial police because the context of the death was suspicious.

Police are currently interviewing witnesses in order to determine whether a criminal act took place.

The child's mother was also questioned.

Some media outlets have reported that the child was a girl, but police haven't confirmed that.

The spokesperson said all deaths involving young children are considered suspicious.

The child's body has been transported to Montreal where an autopsy will take place.