Homicide unit investigating "suspicious" death of a child

May 19 2020, 10:48 am

The Edmonton Police Service homicide unit is investigating the “suspicious” death of a child that took place in southeast Edmonton Monday evening.

According to EPS, officers responded to report of a stabbing at a home at 25th Avenue and 43rd Street at approximately 8:45 pm on Monday, May 18.

“When officers arrived, they found a young girl with life threatening injuries, who was pronounced dead at the scene,” says the release from EPS.

Police confirmed that a suspect has been taken into custody, and that there is no safety risk to the public.

The investigation remains ongoing, and EPS has not released further details at this time.