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- Created: Friday, 23 August 2013 12:35
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Ken Gousseau, CTV Regina
RCMP say the death of a six-year-old boy on a First Nation east of Regina is being investigated as suspicious.
Broadview RCMP received a call from the child’s caregiver shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday, saying the boy had been missing for about an hour and a half.
“The caregiver had made some attempts to locate the child without any success and then subsequently reported the child missing to the RCMP,” Sgt. Craig Cleary said at a news conference Thursday afternoon in Regina.
About 20 minutes later, RCMP received a report of an injured child on the Kahkewistahaw First Nation.
“Investigation did reveal that the child that was reported missing and the child that (officers) there saw injured was the same child,” Cleary said.
The child was taken to hospital, where he later died. Cleary said the boy’s biological parents have been notified of his death, and his name isn’t being released.
RCMP also haven’t released any details about the extent of the boy’s injuries, other than that they are consistent with what they would consider a suspicious death.
“All of the avenues of investigation are being pursued at this time,” Cleary said.
“I can’t speak about any possible people that are people of interest specifically right now just to protect the integrity of the case.”
An autopsy is scheduled for Friday in Regina.
The boy had been under the care of Yorkton Tribal Council Child and Family Services.