The Homicide Squad is investigating the death of an 11-month-old boy in Central Victoria, amid reports of a burglary.
Bendigo Police Inspector Mark Edwards said officers were called to the house, in Eaglehawk Road, Long Gully, following reports of a burglary, shortly after 7am.
He said while police were en route to the house they received a call that a baby boy from the property had been taken to hospital and pronounced dead.
Paramedics had been called to the home around 7.20am and found a baby boy was in cardiac arrest.
He was treated at the scene and then taken to the Bendigo Hospital.
The area around the property has been sealed off while homicide detectives and forensics investigate.
Inspector Edwards said police are investigating both the reported burglary and the baby's death.
"We're still investigating so it's too early to say what connection there is between the burglary and the toddler's death," he told reporters at the scene.
"It's very early to draw an inference and actually pinpoint what has happened."
He said police are also investigating whether two other burglaries in the area overnight are linked.
The boy's parents were the last to see him alive.
Inspector Edwards said they are helping police with their enquiries.
Police said they are treating the boy's death as suspicious, but a post mortem will be conducted to determine the exact cause.
Inspector Edwards added: "Until there's a post mortem on the child, we don't know the cause of death."