A six-year-old girl is dead and her father and brother are in hospital after they were taken by ambulance from a Scarborough hotel on Monday night.
Toronto police said they were first called to a home on Cass Avenue, near Sheppard and Warden avenues, around 4 p.m. and their investigation led them to the hotel.
Neighbours identified the family but police have not confirmed the relationship between the victims, or if there is one.
Police have also not released the ages or names of the victims, but did say the homicide unit is investigating.
Paramedics say they arrived at a Howard Johnson hotel on Metropolitan Road, in the Warden Avenue and Highway 401 area, around 7 p.m. and transported three people to hospital with undisclosed injuries.
The girl was pronounced dead at the hospital.
An autopsy was conduced on Tuesday but police say the result was inconclusive and that further testing is necessary.
“I didn’t hear a noise,” a man who was staying in the hotel told CityNews.
“If I hear something, I would go to the police. It’s very bad and very frustrating because a human life is very, very, valuable. It could happen to my daughter or my son,” he said.
Police at the scene of a home in the city’s east end. Their investigation led them to the Howard Johnson hotel, in the Warden Avenue and Highway 401 area, where three people were found with undisclosed injuries. 680News/Carl Hanstke
Police at the scene of a Howard Johnson hotel on Metropolitan Road, in the Warden Avenue and Highway 401 area, on Feb. 4, 2013. 680News/Carl Hanstke