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Family hopes inquest will dispel mystery surrounding death of Kamloops inmate

Dylan Levi Judd, 20, was found unresponsive in his Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre cell on Nov. 10, 2014.
July 30, 2015 - 12:25 PM

KAMLOOPS - This winter an east coast family hopes to get answers on what caused the death of Dylan Levi Judd — an inmate found dead in a Kamloops jail cell last year.

The B.C. Coroners service will hold an inquest on the deceased this November.

Twenty-year-old Judd was found unresponsive in his cell during a 7 a.m. morning check at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre on Nov. 10. At the time no further information was passed on to family members in Douglas, Ont.

An autopsy was later conducted and then the B.C. Coroners Service shipped Judd’s body 3,000 kilometres across the country to Judd’s adoptive mother, Danielle Judd-Sullivan. Eight months later, the family still has no answers.

Inmates and B.C. Corrections staff, including the jail’s warden, will be called to deliver testimony at the inquest, which will begin at the Kamloops Law Courts Nov. 23, Judd-Sullivan says. 

In October 2014 Judd was arrested in Sicamous on possession of stolen property and trespassing charges during a cross-Canada trip.

Back in January Judd's family spoke with about their search for answers on how he died.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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