Toddler found alive alongside woman's body in Mechanicsville apartment

Ottawa Police are investigating after a toddler was found alongside a woman's body inside an apartment near Tunney's Pasture.

Officers were called to a building in the 1-100 block of Burnside Avenue just before 11:00 a.m. Wednesday.

The little boy, about 2 years old, was unharmed.

Police could not confirm whether the boy is related to the deceased woman.

Investigators are treating the death as suspicious at this time, because it happened outside of a hospital, but foul play is not suspected.

A cause of death is not yet known. Police say an autopsy has been ordered.

The toddler is in the care of relatives.