Death of 16-month-old girl in Cold Lake, Alta. ruled homicide

Cold Lake RCMP said 16-month-old Veronica Poitras was brought to the hospital in Cold Lake by family on Saturday, August 26, 2017.

No one has been arrested in the toddler’s death.

Veronica Poitras died on August 29 after she was taken off life support at an Edmonton hospital.

Police said they started a sudden death investigation after the body was discovered in the community, located about 300 kilometres northeast of La Ronge. An autopsy conducted last Wednesday determined the death to be a homicide.

A wake was held September 4 at the Ayiwakes Cultural Centre in Saddle Lake, 170 km east of Edmonton, according to an obituary.

Anyone with information about the case is being asked to contact RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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