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Inquest into the Death of Ryan McKechnie Announced

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Inquest into the Death of Ryan McKechnie Announced

Dr. Karen Schiff, Regional Supervising Coroner for West Region, Hamilton Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Ryan McKechnie.

Mr. McKechnie, 34, died on June 29, 2017, while in custody at the Hamilton Wentworth Detention Centre. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.  

The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. McKechnie'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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