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May 28, 2010 permalink

An arrest has been made in the death of the Alberta foster child we have dubbed Morinville girl.



Arrest made in toddler's death

Morinville girl
The toddler was laid to rest at a funeral in Edmonton on March 9.

RCMP arrested a person Friday in relation to the suspicious death of an Alberta toddler who was in foster care.

The 21-month-old girl, from the Morinville area, died March 3 after being brought to an Edmonton hospital in serious condition two days earlier.

An autopsy on March 4 ruled the girl's death a homicide.

The cause of death and the name of the deceased has not been released.

CBC News learned that the child was in the care of two foster families before she died.

The child had been cared for by members of one foster family but they needed a break, so she was put in the care of another foster family to provide some respite care.

CBC News also learned that prior to her death, the child had been in the care of a driver who was to take her for a visit with her biological mother, though that visit never occurred.

RCMP and the Alberta Children and Youth Services both continue to investigate the incident.

Charges are expected to be laid on the weekend. RCMP said they will release further information on Monday.

Source: CBC

Addendum: The following Monday police announced that it was the foster mother who was charged.