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Inquest into the Death of John Roberts Announced

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Inquest into the Death of John Roberts Announced

Ministry of the Solicitor General

Dr. David Cameron, Regional Supervising Coroner for North Region, Sudbury Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of John Roberts.

Mr. Roberts, 49, died in hospital on Dec. 15, 2016, while in police custody for impaired driving. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

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

Details regarding the date and location will be provided when the information becomes available. Dr. Steven Bodley will preside as inquest coroner and Russ Wood will be counsel to the coroner.

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  • Dr. David Cameron

    Regional Supervising Coroner for North Region, Sudbury Office

    705-564-6149

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