UPDATE: Cold Lake RCMP investigating homicide of a 16-month-old child

Cold Lake, Alberta – RCMP investigators are continuing their investigation into the death of a 16-month-old Cold Lake girl after the results of an autopsy conducted last Wednesday determined that the manner of her death was homicide.

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The child, Veronica Poitras*, was brought to the hospital in Cold Lake by a family member on the evening of Saturday, August 26, 2017. The Cold Lake RCMP Detachment was advised of the situation at approximately 7:07 p.m. that same evening. A short time later, Veronica was transported to a hospital in the Edmonton area for treatment, however, three days later she was taken off of life support and pronounced deceased on Tuesday, August 29.

The RCMP requests that anyone with information about this case call the Cold Lake RCMP Detachment. In the event that callers wish to remain anonymous, they are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com.

RCMP, “K” Division
Strategic Communications Unit

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August 30, 2017

Cold Lake RCMP investigating sudden death of child

Cold Lake, Alberta – Cold Lake RCMP Detachment and the RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU) are investigating the sudden death of a 16-month-old girl who had been brought to the local hospital in Cold Lake on the evening of Saturday, August 26 and later transferred to an Edmonton area hospital where she died yesterday.

An autopsy is scheduled for today at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton.

The investigation into the suspicious death is ongoing, therefore, additional details will not be provided at this time. New information will be made available through an updated media release.

The RCMP requests that anyone with information about this case call the Cold Lake RCMP Detachment. In the event that callers wish to remain anonymous, they are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com.

Cold Lake RCMP


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