Kingston Police arrest woman in Napanee, charged with negligence following the death of one of her children

On Friday May 31, 2024, at approximately 1:55 p.m., a representative from Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington attended a unit in an apartment building on Russell Street, between Patrick Street and Kent Street, and located two children who had been left abandoned. No parent was present at this location and one of the two children was found to be deceased inside of the residence.

Police were notified and, after further investigation, members of the Kingston Police Major Crime Unit located the mother of the two children at an address in Napanee. At approximately 8:10 p.m. detectives arrested this individual and subsequently transported them to police headquarters where they were held to attend a bail hearing.

A 32-year-old local individual was charged with criminal negligence causing death, failing to provide necessaries of life, and two counts of abandoning a child under 10 years old.

This is an ongoing investigation, and, at this time, police are requesting that anyone who may have information about this incident to please contact Detective Joel Fisher at 613-549-4660 ext. 6338 or via email at

You can also provide tips anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number 613-549-4660 ext. 0 and asking to remain anonymous.

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