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Hamilton police investigating 'sudden death' of 6-year-old boy

Last Updated Jul 12, 2018 at 9:04 am EDT

Hamilton police investigate a balcony where, it's believed, a young child fell from on July 11, 2018. CITYNEWS

Hamilton police are investigating the “sudden death” of a six-year-old child.

Officers were sent to an apartment building in the Young and John streets area at about 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Police found the child’s body on the ground below the sixth-floor apartment where he lived with his family.

“It’s still very early in the investigation and to determine where the incident started and where it ended — that much we can confirm. How he ended up down on the ground we don’t know,” Hamilton Police spokesperson Constable Jerome Stewart said.

Family members were home at the time and police have no indication of any dispute or violence.

Police also say they are not aware of any chairs or furniture on the balcony.

A port-mortem is scheduled for Thursday.

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