Quebec provincial police investigate suspicious death of newborn

Officials at a local hospital alerted Deux-Montagnes police to the death Sunday afternoon, and they transferred the investigation to the SQ.

'Elements of the investigation' led Deux-Montagnes police to call in Sûreté du Québec

Sgt. Marc Tessier said 'elements of the investigation' led local police to transfer their investigation to the SQ, but Tessier wouldn’t elaborate on what those elements were. (Rémi Tremblay/Radio-Canada)

The Quebec provincial police's major crimes unit is investigating a suspicious death involving a newborn.

Hospital officials alerted Deux-Montagnes police to the death Sunday afternoon. It is unclear how old the infant was.

That night, the investigation was transferred to provincial police.

Sûreté du Québec Sgt. Marc Tessier said "elements of the investigation" led to that transfer, though he wouldn't elaborate.

Investigators have visited the mother's home and are interviewing witnesses, he said.