Inquest called in death of Indigenous woman who fell down Regina laundry chute

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Saskatchewan’s chief coroner says there will be a review into the circumstances surrounding the death of an Indigenous woman, Nadine Machiskinic, at a Regina hotel last year.

Machiskinic, a 29-year-old mother of four, fell to her death down a laundry chute at the Delta Hotel in January 2015.

Chief Coroner Kent Stewart announced today that an inquest will be held in order to ensure public confidence in the Coroners Service.

In a press release, Stewart said the circumstances surrounding Machiskinic’s death have received much public attention and require a thorough review in a public forum.

Coroner’s report published in May

Stewart issued his report into Machiskinic’s death in May and concluded the “manner of death is accidental.”

He said one of the main reasons for his finding was that police found no evidence of foul play.

However, certain details surrounding the death have been questioned, including how it took 60 hours before the coroner called police to investigate.

The Office of the Chief Coroner said it will finalize the details of the inquest in the near future.

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Inquest called in death of Indigenous woman who fell down Regina laundry chute

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