RCMP Major Crimes Unit investigate death of Canora infant

On November 21, 2020, shortly after 1 a.m., Canora RCMP received a call of a one-year-old male infant requiring urgent medical attention inside a residence located in Canora, according to an RCMP release.

Upon arrival, police officers from the Canora RCMP Detachment located the infant and took over resuscitation efforts from the family on scene until EMS arrived. EMS continued resuscitation efforts, but was unsuccessful. The infant was pronounced deceased on scene by EMS.

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Based on the nature of the injuries sustained by the infant and initial investigation by police, Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes Unit South (MCU-S) were called to assist and have taken carriage of the investigation. 

Saskatchewan RCMP MCU-S continue to investigate with assistance from RCMP detachments in Canora, Kamsack, and Yorkton; the Yorkton RCMP Forensic Identification Section; the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service; Yorkton Child and Family Services and an RCMP investigator from the Regina Children's Justice Centre.

An autopsy of the deceased was scheduled to take place in Saskatoon on November 23. Next of kin notifications have been completed. RCMP Victim Services has been engaged to provide the family with the support they need. 

The residence continues to be secured by police for further investigation.

The investigation is ongoing, concluded the release.