Inquest postponed as RCMP investigates death of Kamloops inmate
By Glynn Brothen
Dylan Levi Judd, 20, was found deceased in his jail cell on Nov. 10.
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October 01, 2015 - 2:30 PM
KAMLOOPS - An inquest for an inmate who died at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre in November of last year has been pushed back pending further investigation from the Kamloops RCMP.
Dylan Levi Judd, 20, was found unresponsive during a morning check at the jail Nov. 10, 2014. After an investigation by the RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Service, a coroner's inquest was scheduled to take place November 2015.
His mother, Danielle Sullivan-Judd, says she was recently contacted and told the RCMP had further involvement with the file.
Cpl. Cheryl Bush, a spokesperson for the Kamloops RCMP confirmed officers are still examining the case.
“Investigators felt there was further investigation to do before it comes up at the inquest. In consulting with coroners they have postponed the inquest” she says.
Bush says officers are reviewing the file rather than examining new information.
“Basically there was further follow up to do and they want it to be finished before the inquest,” she says, adding the reschedule date has yet to be determined.
A coroner’s inquest is a formal court proceeding where authorities determine the cause of a person’s death.
Judd was the first of three inmates to die at the Kamloops jail in the last year. Daryl Vic Belseck, 52, died January 2015.The name of the third inmate who died Sept. 21 is still being withheld by the coroners service.
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