mcdonaldsThe Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit and VicPD are investigating the suspicious death of an infant yesterday morning.

An Esquimalt man has been charged with manslaughter after the suspicious death of an infant Saturday, according to Victoria police.

VicPD was called at approximately 8 a.m. to assist the Provincial Ambulance Service for a call of an infant that was not breathing. Officers responded to a restaurant in the 1200-block of Douglas Street where the infant was. All attempts to save the infant were unsuccessful.

A 21-year-old Esquimalt man was taken into custody. Detectives learned that the man traveled with the infant from a residence in Esquimalt to downtown by bus. It is not known what relationship the man had with the infant, if any. No information on the victim has been released.

The man remains in custody and has since been charged with manslaughter.

Detectives continue to investigate and are asking anyone who may have been riding on BC Transit double decker bus route #14 between 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m., from the 800-block of Craigflower Road to the downtown bus stop at View and Douglas streets to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Phil Davies at 250-380-6273..

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