OCC Inquest - Kozdra 2017

Bureau du coroner en chef

Verdict of Coroner's Jury

Office of the Chief Coroner

The Coroners Act - Province of Ontario


Surname: Kozdra
Given Name(s): Jozef
Age: 68

Held at: Best Western-Milton Inn, 161 Chisholm Drive, Milton ON
From: April 10
To: April 10, 2017
By: Dr. William Lucas, Coroner for Ontario
having been duly sworn/affirmed, have inquired into and determined the following:

Name of deceased: Jozef Kozdra
Date and time of death: January 23, 2016 at 1:10 p.m.
Place of death: Maplehurst Correctional Complex, 661 Martin Street, Milton, ON
Cause of death: Blunt force trauma to the head
By what means: Suicide

(Original signed by: Foreperson)


The verdict was received on the 10th of April, 2017
Coroner's name: Dr. William Lucas
(Original signed by coroner)


We, the jury, wish to make the following recommendations:


Inquest into the death of:

Jozef Kozdra


Jury Recommendations

It is the recommendation of the jury that inmates with special needs are not accommodated in cells with bunk beds.