A two-month-old infant girl has died after being injured on the Sioux Valley Dakota First Nation January 4.
RCMP from the Virden detachment responded to the call at around 10 a.m. The child was sent to the local nursing station before officers could arrive, later being transferred to a Winnipeg hospital in critical condition.
The extent of the child’s injuries or how she was injured aren’t yet known.
On January 23, the child succumbed to those injuries.
“This is the saddest of tragedies for the community and all Manitobans,” said Sgt. Bert Paquet of the Manitoba RCMP. “Based on our investigation to date, we can say that other children are not at risk. While we understand that a lot of questions are being asked about this case, our focus remains on the investigation in order to bring answers to the community.”
A residence on the Sioux Valley Dakota First Nation was being held as part of the initial investigation. No further details have been released.