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New probe into Machskinic's death would be 'inappropriate': justice ministry
Published Monday, April 3, 2017 2:54PM CST
A spokesperson for Saskatchewan’s justice ministry says it would be “inappropriate” to order a new investigation into the death of Nadine Machiskinic.
The ministry spokesperson made the comment in response to a letter that was sent to Saskatchewan’s justice minister, outlining the problems Machiskinic’s family has been dealing with in trying to get answers about her death.
The family wants the province make policy changes to prevent similar issues in the future. They are also asking the minister to order a new investigation, and appoint an outside body to oversee it.
Machiskinic died after she was found unresponsive at the bottom of a laundry chute at the Delta Hotel in downtown Regina in January 2015.
Machiskinic’s death was ruled an accident, but a coroner's inquest uncovered a myriad of mistakes made by various parties involved in the investigation. The coroner’s jury ruled the cause of her death was undetermined.