THUNDER BAY -- Dr. Michael B. Wilson, Regional Supervising Coroner for North Region, Thunder Bay Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Christopher Dennis Coaster.
Mr. Coaster, age 29, died on August 3, 2008, while in custody at the Thunder Bay Jail. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.
The inquest will examine the events surrounding Mr. Coaster's death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.
The inquest is expected to last five days and to hear from approximately 12 witnesses.
Dr. David H. Evans will preside as inquest coroner and Ms. Lorraine Cavion will be counsel to the coroner.
Date: Monday, February 7, 2011
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Government Building
189 Red River Road