Police are investigating the death of a six-year-old boy on Kahkewistahaw First Nation which they are calling suspicious.

The child was reported missing to the RCMP by the boy's caregiver Wednesday at about 10 p.m. CST after the boy had not been seen for about 1½ hours.

The caregiver had searched for the six-year-old, but was unable to find him. Police said the boy was a foster child.

At about 10:20 p.m., police received a call about an injured child on the same reserve. Officers on scene confirmed the injured child was the boy who had been reported missing.

The six-year-old was taken to Broadview Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators are calling the death suspicious due to the types of injuries sustained by the child. No details have been released on how the boy was hurt.

The boy's family has been notified of the child's death and has not given police permission to release his name.

 An autopsy on the child will take place Friday in Regina.

The Kahkewistahaw First Nation is located about 150 kilometres east of Regina.