According to Cold Lake RCMP, family member took 16 month old Veronica Poitras to the Cold Lake Hospital in the evening of August 26th.
Police were notified at approximately 7:00pm of the situation. Veronica was transferred to an Edmonton Hospital that same night.
Veronica Poitras was taken off of life support on August 29th. An autopsy conducted on August 30th revealed the manner of death to be a homicide. Police have not released cause of death, and no arrests have been made at this time.
Update October 24th
On Monday October 23rd Mounties charged Sherman Robert Whitford, 35, with second degree murder in relation to the death of Veronica Poitras. Sherman Whitford was the boyfriend of the infant’s mother.