Huntersville police investigating suspicious death of 4-year-old

The Huntersville Police Department said they're investigating the suspicious death of a 4-year-old child.  

The police department was notified of the death by the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner's Office on Monday, Oct. 22. The investigation suggests that the death may be the result of a homicide, police said. 

Huntersville police said they're continuing to work closely with the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner's Office and the Department of Social Services, as well as interviewing potential witnesses. 

"This is a tragic death of an innocent child. The Huntersville Police Department shares in the communities grief over the loss of this child and is committed to learning the facts and circumstances leading to this child’s death and bringing anyone who may be responsible to justice," the department said Friday.

This remains an active and ongoing criminal investigation.