Police on Vancouver Island and the BC Coroners Service are investigating the death of a six-year-old child at a motel in Duncan Friday night.
RCMP say officers and first responders were called to the motel for a report of an unresponsive child shortly after 9 p.m. PT
The child was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead.
Police say the North Cowichan Duncan General Investigation Section is leading the investigation, with support from the Forensic Identification Section and front-line officers.
The BC Coroners Service is also conducting a separate investigation, RCMP said.
On Saturday, officers could be seen collecting evidence at the Falcon Nest Motel.
The motel’s manager, Valma Sampson, said a family had been in the suite.
“It’s heartbreaking,” Sampson said, adding that she herself has a five-year-old. “It’s a sad situation.”
RCMP Staff Sgt. Janelle Shoihet said victim services have been supporting the family.