Kingston – Dr. Paul Dungey, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Kingston Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Ryan James Henke.
Mr. Henke, 29, died in custody on Feb. 19, 2016 at the Collins Bay Institution. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.
The inquest will examine the events surrounding his death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.
The inquest is expected to last three days and to hear from approximately eight witnesses.
The inquest will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the Napanee Superior Court, 97 Thomas St. Dr. Gautam Walia will preside as inquest coroner and Janet O’Brien will be counsel to the coroner.