RCMP investigating deaths of 2 girls found in a hotel room in central Alberta

RCMP are investigating the sudden deaths of two girls who were found in a hotel room in central Alberta.

Police say the dead include a 12-year-old girl from Sylvan Lake and a 13-year-old girl from Red Deer.

Cpl. Troy Savinkoff said EMS found them Sunday morning at a Best Western hotel in Sylvan Lake.

Savinkoff says there was a male parent nearby, but wouldn’t provide further details, and adds the children’s next of kin have been notified.

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He says the medical examiner is working to determine the cause of death, including the results of toxicology tests.

Savinkoff says there is no indication of potential homicide or suicide, but an overdose is a possibility that has not been confirmed.

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On Wednesday, RCMP reiterated the deaths are believed to be non-criminal in nature and no cause of death will be made public.

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Alberta Health Services couldn’t comment on the EMS response, but said it was a tragic incident, and its deepest sympathies were with the families, loved ones and friends impacted by the losses.

“AHS has put additional resources in place to support those impacted, including opening up additional walk-in sessions with counselors to provide immediate supports. As there is a police investigation underway at this time, we will not be providing further comment,” AHS said.

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