Police were today awaiting the results of a post mortem on a three-week-old baby who died at a property in north-east Fife.
Officers were called to a house in Kinloss Crescent in Cupar in the early hours of Saturday following the youngster’s death.
It emerged yesterday the girl’s passing was being treated as unexplained.
The girl has not been named.
Today, a police presence remained outside the property, where floral tributes have been left by shocked locals at the bottom of stairs leading to the front door.
A spokesman for Police Scotland told the Tele the death was still being treated as unexplained — and officers are now awaiting the results of the post mortem.
Neighbours today said the family had only lived in the street for a number of weeks.
They were said to have originally been from the Methil area.
One neighbour told the Tele: “It’s an absolutely shocking thing to happen on your own doorstep.
“This has always been a quiet street.
“I didn’t really know the couple myself but it’s just so sad.”
Another neighbour said: “As far as I know they have only been here for about eight weeks.
“They tend to keep themselves to themselves.
“It’s nice to see the flowers being put down but just awful that something like this has happened.”
One other local added: “You don’t expect to wake up to the news that something like this has happened.
“My heart goes out to the family.”
It comes after one friend of the family said she believed that the incident had been a “tragic accident”.
The friend, who asked to remain anonymous, added: “Obviously there are rumours starting up but what people don’t know they make up instead.”
A police spokesman said: “Police in Fife were called to an address in Kinloss Crescent at around 5am on Saturday following the death of a three-week-old baby girl.
“The death is currently being treated as unexplained pending further inquiries and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”