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Inquest into the Death of Christopher Coffey Announced

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Inquest into the Death of Christopher Coffey Announced

Ministry of the Solicitor General

Dr. Rick Mann, Regional Supervising Coroner for West Region, London Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Christopher Coffey.

Mr. Coffey, age 46 years, died on June 21, 2013, at the Grey Bruce Health Service - Southampton Site, while in the custody of the Saugeen Shores Police Service.  An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.  

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

The inquest is expected to last five days and to hear from approximately 15 witnesses.

The inquest will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at the Walkerton Clean Water Centre, 20 Ontario Rd., Walkerton. Dr. Thomas Wilson will preside as inquest coroner and Vanessa Decker will be counsel to the coroner.

Media Contacts

  • Dr Rick Mann

    Regional Supervising Coroner, West Region, London Office

    519-661-6624

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