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Police say infant's death was not natural causes

An 18-month-old who died suddenly at a day care facility did not die of natural causes, police reported yesterday.

The boy was found “in an unresponsive state” on Friday, September 9.

He was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead after doctors were unable to resuscitate him.

An autopsy was carried out by a specialist paediatric forensic pathologist from Toronto, Canada, and the Department of Public Prosecutions is now reviewing the case, according to a Police spokesman.

“The autopsy has concluded that the death of the 18-month-old male child was not through natural causes,” he stated.

“As a result, a file is being prepared for review by the DPP. No further comment can be made at this time as the investigation into the matter is ongoing.”

The spokesman did not answer questions as to what the outcome of the autopsy was or whether any arrests have been made. Neither would he name the day care facility in question.

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Published September 21, 2011 at 8:00 am (Updated September 20, 2011 at 6:17 pm)

Police say infant's death was not natural causes

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