Perth County provincial police are investigating the death of a 22-month-old boy from Atwood.

Police say they received a call about a seriously injured child on Monday around 4:30 a.m. at an address on Main Street in Atwood.

The child, who OPP identified as, Owen Befurt, was rushed to hospital in Listowel where he was pronounced dead.

Police are remaining tight lipped surrounding the circumstances of the boy’s death, but did say that a forensic post-mortem examination was conducted in London on Monday.

The OPP Crime Unit and Criminal Investigation Branch are investigating.