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Baby found dead at Stoney Nakoda home deemed a homicide

The death of an infant on the Stoney Nakoda Nation has now been deemed a homicide, say RCMP.

6-month-old was found deceased after RCMP were called for welfare check

A baby was found dead after RCMP were called for a welfare check at a residence on the Stoney Nakoda First Nation. (CBC)

The death of an infant on the Stoney Nakoda Nation, 75 kilometres west of Calgary, has been deemed a homicide, say RCMP.

On Wednesday, Stoney Nakoda RCMP were called to do a welfare check for a six-month-old at a residence on the Stoney Nakoda First Nation around 6:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, the infant was found deceased, RCMP said.

According to a release issued Friday, the chief medical examiner in Calgary determined the death to be a homicide.

The Alberta RCMP major crimes unit will now lead the investigation.

No further details are available at this time.

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