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Provincial police open probe into child's death at home daycare northeast of Montreal

MONTREAL — Quebec provincial police are investigating the death of a toddler who was found injured at a daycare in a residence near Montreal.

Police say the toddler was discovered on Tuesday with serious injuries at a home in L'Assomption, Que., about 50 kilometres northeast of Montreal.

The child died in hospital later that day.

Police say its unclear whether a criminal act occurred and that they've made no arrests so far.

The unit that investigates crimes against people has opened a probe into the death of the child, who was less than three years old.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 6, 2023.

The Canadian Press