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Inquest Into Death of Shauna Wolf

Released on April 17, 2017

A public inquest into the death of Shauna Wolf will be held May 1 – 5, 2017, at the Prince Albert Court of Queen’s Bench.

On December 27, 2015, Shauna Wolf, 27, was found unresponsive in her cell at Pine Grove Correctional Centre in Prince Albert.  Staff called an ambulance and began trying to resuscitate her.  She was transported to Victoria Hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly before midnight.

Section 20 of The Coroners Act, 1999 states that the Chief Coroner shall hold an inquest into the death of a person who dies while an inmate at a jail or a correctional facility, unless the coroner is satisfied that the person's death was due entirely to natural causes and was not preventable.

The Office of the Chief Coroner is responsible for the investigation of all sudden, unexpected deaths.  The purpose of an inquest is to establish who died, when and where that person died and the medical cause and manner of death.  The coroner’s jury can also make recommendations to prevent further deaths.

Coroner Neil Robertson, Q.C., of Regina will preside at the inquest.

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For more information, contact:

Noel Busse
Justice
Regina
Phone: 306-787-8959
Email: noel.busse@gov.sk.ca

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