MASKWACIS, Alta. - RCMP have charged a woman in the death of a child on the Samson Cree reserve south of Edmonton.

Police say EMS responded to a report of a child in distress on Dec. 5.

First responders pronounced a 15-month-old child dead and an autopsy determined the death was a homicide.

Following an investigation by Maskwacis RCMP, a 28-year-old woman has been charged with second-degree murder.

She was to appear in Wetaskiwin provincial court on Tuesday.

RCMP have declined to identify the woman or release the gender of the child.