Police continue to investigate following death of girl, 6
Paul Johnston and Chris Kitching, CP24.com
Published Tuesday, February 4, 2014 5:13AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, February 4, 2014 8:36PM EST
Homicide detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a six-year-old girl discovered in distress in an east-end hotel room Monday night.
A post-mortem examination completed on the child Tuesday was inconclusive, a release issued by Toronto police said.
The girl, identified by neighbours as Evangeline, was discovered along with her seven-year-old brother and their father.
The boy is expected to be released from hospital later tonight. Their father remains in hospital under police guard.
While police have not released any specific information about how the girl was killed or how the others were injured, they are treating the case as a murder, attempted murder and attempted suicide.
No charges have yet been laid in connection with the case.
All three were found in a room at the Howard Johnson hotel near Highway 401 and Warden Avenue Monday night.
Spokeswoman Const. Sarah Diamond said police were called at about 4 p.m. to an address in Scarborough - believed to be a townhouse near Warden and Sheppard avenues - and the investigation led them to the hotel.
When officers arrived on scene, they found the girl in distress.
She was rushed to hospital via an emergency run but was pronounced dead.
Paramedics said the three were found in a second-floor room after emergency officials were called to the Metropolitan Road hotel at about 7 p.m., and the young girl was without vital signs at the scene.
When they were taken to hospital, one person was in life-threatening condition and two others had serious but non-life-threatening injuries, a Toronto EMS spokesperson told CP24.
Police are asking anyone with information to call investigators at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
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