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Tragedy Strikes Atwood After the Death of a Toddler

Perth County OPP are investigating the death of a 22 month old boy in the community of Atwood.

ATWOOD - Perth County OPP have launched an investigation into the death of a toddler from the community of Atwood.

Police were called to a home on Main Street early Monday morning after getting a report of a 22 month old boy being seriously injured. The child was rushed to the Listowel Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Police have identified the toddler as Owen Befurt. A post mortem was conducted on Monday in London and an investigation into the death is ongoing. Perth County OPP say they will release more information as it becomes available.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. 

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