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Inquest into the Death of Derek Johne Announced

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Inquest into the Death of Derek Johne Announced

Ministry of the Solicitor General

Dr. David Eden, Regional Supervising Coroner for Inquests, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Derek Johne.

Mr. Johne, 28, died in hospital on June 20, 2017, following a transfer from the Maplehurst Correctional Complex in Milton. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.  

The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Johne's death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.

Details regarding the date and location will be provided at a later date when the information becomes available.

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