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Fall inquest set for Terrace woman’s death

Fall inquest set for Terrace woman’s death

The BC Coroners Service will conduct an inquest into the death of a 25 year-old Terrace woman that happened nearly two years ago.

Alyssa Josephine Talina George, also known as Alyssa Oleksiuk, died after going into medical distress while in Terrace RCMP custody..

Officers found her in a holding cell suffering medical distress September 4th, 2013, approximately 14 hours after she was arrested.

The BC Coroners Service says she was flown to Vancouver General Hospital for more intensive treatment, but died there September 10th.

Presiding Coroner Donita Kuzma and a jury will hear evidence from witnesses to sort out the facts surrounding George’s death.

The jury will have the opportunity to make recommendations aimed at preventing deaths under similar circumstances.

The inquest is scheduled to begin October 19th, 2015 at the Terrace Courthouse.

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