The unattended death of a two year old female in Spokane County on Monday is now being investigated as a homicide.

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives are now investigating the death of a 2-year-old female reported on Monday, September 12, at a residence located in the 3300 block of East 55th Avenue as a homicide.

During an initial search of the home, detectives located several ounces of methamphetamine, some heroin and a handgun inside the residence. This prompted a second investigation, and a second search warrant was requested.

Sheriff's officials say the names of the mother and other potential persons of interest at residence are not being released at this time due to the ongoing nature of the investigation.

The three siblings of the deceased victim have been placed with Child Protective Services.