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Inquest into the Deaths of Floyd Deleary and Justin Thompson Announced

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Inquest into the Deaths of Floyd Deleary and Justin Thompson Announced

Dr. Rick Mann, Regional Supervising Coroner for West Region, London Office, today announced that a joint inquest will be held into the deaths of Floyd Deleary and Justin Thompson.

Mr. Deleary, 39, died on Aug. 23, 2015 and Mr. Thompson, 27, died on Oct. 31, 2016 in hospital after transferring from the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

The inquest will examine the events surrounding their deaths. 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. Dr. Curtis Fedoruk will preside as inquest coroner and Laura Casey and Julian Roy will be counsel to the coroner.  

Media Contacts

  • Dr. Rick Mann

    Regional Supervising Coroner for West Region, London Office

    519-661-6624

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