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Mom charged, but not with murder, in death of two-year-old Quebec girl

Two-year-old Rosalie Gagnon is shown in a photo from the Quebec City police twitter feed, @SPVQ_police. A Quebec City mother has been arrested in the slaying of her two-year-old daughter and is expected to be arraigned later today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Twitter-@SPVQ_police MANDATORY CREDIT
April 19, 2018 - 1:23 PM

QUEBEC - A Quebec City mother was charged Thursday with arson and obstructing the work of a police officer in the death of her two-year-old daughter.

Local police had recommended Audrey Gagnon, 23, be charged with murder but the Crown did not lay that charge.

Rosalie Gagnon's body was discovered in a garbage can outside a home in the city's Charlesbourg district on Wednesday and she was pronounced dead in hospital.

The accused's bail hearing has been set for next Wednesday and she will remain behind bars until then.

The investigation was triggered after the discovery of an empty stroller near a park.

Police say they tracked down Audrey Gagnon a few hours later without her daughter.

Authorities say they also spoke to a man found with the mother, but that he was released hours later.

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