Police continue to investigate the suspicious death of a 2-year-old girl found on the tidal flats at Little Waihī, Maketū on Thursday.

Family and friends of the 2-year-old are assisting police with inquiries, Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner said.

A post mortem examination was in progress.

Anyone who may have information which can assist police is urged to make contact with Tauranga Police on 07 577 4300.