British Columbia’s coroners’ service says a toddler found dead in a Victoria hotel room last month died of natural causes.
The service says 18-month-old Saam Zohrevand _ also known as Saam Darya _ developed both a lung infection and bacterial meningitis.
Victoria Police responded on July 18 to reports of a distraught woman screaming from a Hotel Zed room.
They arrived to discover a child without vital signs.
Police said they had spoken twice with the mother the day before the incident after receiving calls from concerned citizens about the woman praying loudly in a Victoria mosque.
The province’s police watchdog is conducting a preliminary investigation to determine whether there is a connection between police actions and the child’s death.
Photograph of Hotel Zed where toddler found deceased