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Inquest into the Death of Phong-Nien Chau Postponed

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Inquest into the Death of Phong-Nien Chau Postponed

Ministry of the Solicitor General

Dr. Paul Dungey, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Kingston Office, today announced that the inquest into the death of Phong-Nien Chau, scheduled to begin on May 2, 2019, has been postponed.

Mr. Chau, 40, died on July 24, 1994, of injuries sustained in an altercation at the Joyceville Penitentiary. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

Further information will follow when the inquest resumes.

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  • Dr. Paul Dungey

    Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Kingston Office

    613-544-1596

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