Police are investigating an incident that took place in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside on the evening of Wednesday, April 23. The incident reportedly involves an infant and sources have told Global News that the baby abandoned in Vancouver was found inside a public restroom. The Vancouver Police Department told Narcity in an email that they plan to release more information on Thursday, April 23. 


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Global News reported that police are currently investigating what may be a case of an abandoned baby. Sources told Global News that a deceased infant was found inside a portable toilet on Wednesday night. The toilet was located around Hastings and Main Street.

Prior to the discovery, a woman had allegedly spent the entire day inside the restroom facility.

In an email, the Vancouver Police Department told Narcity that they are "investigating a tragic incident which happened in the area of Main and Hastings Street yesterday evening."

Sources reportedly told CTV News that the police investigation seemingly involved the body of a baby.

CTV News explains that several police officers were in the area of Main and Hastings on Wednesday night and a portable toilet was closed off by police tape.

The news outlet also reports that may have been a body being wheeled away from the scene on a stretcher.

Though police have confirmed that an incident took place and that it was, indeed, tragic, they have not confirmed any further details.

More to come. 

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