Inquest into the Death of Christine Harpell Announced
Dr. Paul Dungey, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Kingston Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Christine Harpell.
Ms. Harpell, 33, died in hospital on February 10, 2017, after transfer from the Quinte Detention Centre. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.
The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Ms. Harpell's death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing future deaths.
Details regarding the date and location will be provided at a later date when the information becomes available. Dr. Geoffrey Bond will preside as inquest coroner and Monica Heine will be counsel to the coroner.