Police are appealing for witnesses of “suspicious activity” after the death of a 16-month-old in south east Queensland.

Police are appealing for witnesses of “suspicious activity” after the death of a 16-month-old in south east Queensland.

Paramedics found the 16-month old boy in a critical condition a property in Burpengary, in the Moreton Bay area, north of Brisbane, on December 30.

He was rushed to Queensland Children’s Hospital, where he died on January 8.

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The baby’s parents, along with several other adults and children, were there when emergency services arrived, according to Queensland Police.

“I understand the paramedics attended there, they were met by a number of people at the house,” Detective Sergeant Joe Zitny said.

“That young one has deteriorated on route to the hospital.”

The boy’s cause of death has not yet been determined, but Detective Sergeant Zitny described the circumstances as “tragic”.

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The toddler’s death is suspected to be “suspicious” and is being investigated by the Pine Rivers Child Protection Investigation Unit, Child Trauma Unit and Homicide Investigation Unit.

The adults present have been questioned but police have not released a list of suspects.

“We’re still sifting through the information we have at hand,” Detective Sergeant Zitny said.

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Police are now appealing to the public to help with the investigation, specifically calling for anyone who had witnessed “suspicious activity or concerning behaviour in the vicinity of Staaten Street” to come forward.

“The purpose of today is more so about appealing to members of the public and establishing the facts that led to this child’s demise,” Sergeant Zitny said.

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