Police confirm deaths of two Alberta tots was homicide, but say little else

Police are confirming they are investigating the deaths of two Alberta toddlers as homicides, but are saying little else about the case.

EDMONTON — Police are confirming they are investigating the deaths of two Alberta toddlers as homicides, but are saying little else about the case.

RCMP say post-mortem exams have been completed on Connor McConnell, 3, and his brother Jayden, who police say was nine months old.

But investigators will not say what the cause of death was, citing their ongoing investigation.

Family friends say the boys were found Monday afternoon by their father Curtis McConnell in the bathtub of the family’s home in Millet, about 40 minutes south of Edmonton.

McConnell’s estranged wife Allyson lived in the home with the children.

Court documents show the couple were in the middle of a bitter divorce and a large part of the conflict centred on the custody of the children.