On Feb. 16, 2017, members of the Dryden Police Service attended a residence in response to a child in medical distress.
A three-year-old boy was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead.
The OPP's North West Region Crime Unit commenced an investigation following a request for assistance from Dryden Police Service.
A post-mortem was conducted on Feb. 20, 2017 at the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service.
As a result of the investigation, a 40-year-old male and 31-year-old female, both of Dryden, were arrested on Dec. 17 and charged with criminal negligence causing death and failure to provide the necessaries of life.
The Dryden Police Service Crime Unit and OPP North West Region Crime Unit are continuing their investigation under the direction of Det. Insp. Randy Heida of the OPP's Criminal Investigation Branch.
Both accused are scheduled to appear in court in Dryden on Jan. 28.