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04/20/2018 18:29 EDT | Updated 04/20/2018 22:15 EDT

Rosalie Gagnon Was Stabbed To Death, Quebec City Police Say

Her mother has been charged with mischief and violating probation.

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Rosalie Gagnon

QUEBEC — Police say a two-year-old Quebec girl who died in hospital after being found in a garbage can had been stabbed.

Rosalie Gagnon's mother was charged Thursday with mischief, violating probation and obstructing the work of a police officer in the infant's death.

Quebec City police had recommended Audrey Gagnon, 23, be charged with murder but the Crown has not yet laid that charge.

THE CANADIAN PRESS
Audrey Gagnon is escorted by police on her way to the courthouse in Quebec City on Thursday.

The accused's bail hearing has been set for next Wednesday and she will remain behind bars until then.

The investigation was triggered after the discovery of an empty stroller near a park.

Police have set up a command centre and are still looking for the weapon.