A two-year-old girl has been found dead on the tidal flats at Little Waihi in Maketu.
Police were called to the scene at about 10.40am yesterday after reports of a disorder. They later discovered the body.
Police said today in a statement that they do not believe there is any ongoing risk to the community.
Police are, however, treating the death as suspicious and are continuing a scene examination - speaking to family and potential witnesses.
Anyone who may have information that can assist police, including anyone who was in Little Waihi since Monday 18 March who has not already spoken with the Police, is urged to make contact with Tauranga Police on 07 577 4300.