In­quest called into the death of abo­rig­i­nal artist

Cape Breton Post - - CANADA -

THUN­DER BAY — An in­quest will be held into the in-cus­tody death of abo­rig­i­nal artist Moses Beaver.

Beaver, 56, was pro­nounced dead at the Thun­der Bay Re­gional Health Sciences Cen­tre on Feb. 13 after be­ing trans­ferred from a jail in Thun­der Bay, Ont.

On­tario’s re­gional su­per­vis­ing coro­ner for in­quests, Dr. David Eden, says an in­quest is manda­tory un­der the Coro­ners Act due to the cir­cum­stances of Beaver’s death. “The in­quest will ex­am­ine the events sur­round­ing Mr. Beaver’s death,” Eden said Fri­day in a state­ment. “The jury may make rec­om­men­da­tions aimed at pre­vent­ing sim­i­lar deaths.”

On­tario’s Min­istry of Com­mu­nity Safety and Cor­rec­tional Ser­vices said Thurs­day that a male in­mate was found un­re­spon­sive in his cell at the Thun­der Bay jail on Mon­day night and paramedics were called.

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