A 13-month-old girl has been stabbed to death inside a Melbourne home and a woman has been taken into custody.
A family member raised the alarm and emergency services found the child in a home on Fordham Road in Reservoir about 11am on Monday.
The toddler had suffered what police believe are stab wounds.
"Three other children were home at the time of the incident but were not harmed," a police statement said.
Police investigating at the scene of a home where a toddler was stabbed. Photo: 7 News
There is a large police cordon around the scene, which is on a residential street next to a sports oval and cycling track.
Two white police forensic vans are parked opposite the property.
David, who lives on the same street, said he had seen some commotion at the house in the past.
A 13-month-old girl has been stabbed to death inside a Melbourne home. Photo: 7 News
Police are investigating. Photo: 7 News
"A few months back there was a female from the house being chased around by a male. The male was threatening to kill the female and we called the police," he said.
"It's not something that's unexpected. A police officer said earlier it's not a nice scene in there."
Another neighbour said she was surprised as it was a "relatively quiet street".
Officers at the scene of the crime. Photo: 7 News
Neighours say the street where the incident happened is usually a quiet one. Photo: 7 News
A 28-year-old woman known to the child was taken into custody at the scene but police are yet to detail her relationship with the toddler.
Police say they are not looking for anyone else in relation to the matter.
The homicide squad is investigating the incident.
Newsbreak – June 5