Hamilton police investigating death of three year old girl at conservation area

Police are continuing an investigation into the death of a three-year-old girl who first went missing in a conservation area south of Hamilton on Saturday.

Hamilton police say Zahra Ousmane and her family were visiting Binbrook Conservation Area with a large group when they realized at a certain point that she was missing.

Police say the family searched the area before contacting police shortly after 6 p.m.

The three-year-old was found in the water by kayakers around 7:50 p.m. and transported to hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

Hamilton police are not currently considering the girl’s death as suspicious.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who saw her between 5 and 7 p.m. or took video in the area to come forward.

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