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Missing child found dead in Ontario town, OPP investigating

Ontario Provincial Police says it is investigating after a child reported missing in Hamilton Township was found dead at the same address they had gone missing from. An Ontario Provincial Police logo is shown during a press conference, in Barrie, Ont., on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, ONTARIO — Ontario Provincial Police are investigating after a child was found dead in Hamilton Township at the same address they had been reported missing from.

OPP say they received information about a child who had gone missing from the address in the township north of Cobourg, Ont., shortly after 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Police say the child was later found dead at the same address.

They say the force's crime unit and forensic identification services are conducting a death investigation at the residence, alongside the Office of the Chief Coroner.

Police say there is no threat to public safety.

The investigation is ongoing.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 26, 2023.

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