Coroner looks into death of Terrace, BC woman

The woman went into medical distress at the RCMP detachment and passed away in a Vancouver hospital

THE PROVINCIAL coroner has taken over the case of a 25-year-old Terrace woman who died Sept. 10 in Vancouver General Hospital.

And the Terrace RCMP are conducting their own internal review into the death of Alyssa Oleksiuk.

On September 3 at 10:39 a.m.,Terrace RCMP were called to a landlord/tenant issue on Kalum St., said police at that time.

That lead to the arrest of a 25-year-old woman on an outstanding warrant, said police.

While in jail at the detachment, the woman went into what was called medical distress and was taken by ambulance to Mills Memorial Hospital.

The woman was then transported to Vancouver General Hospital.

Constable Angela Rabut from the Terrace RCMP detachment said it contacted the newly-formed Independent Investigation Office which looks into incidents involving police officers but it declined to assert its jurisdiction.

Terrace RCMP notified the Independent Investigation Office of this incident but at this time, it is not asserting jurisdiction over this matter, said Rabut.

Oleksiuk was not considered to be in Terrace RCMP custody when transferred to Vancouver, said Rabut.

Owen Court from the Independent Investigation Office said one of its investigators determined “there was no evidence to suggest the actions or inactions of a police officer contributed to the death.”

For that reason, he said the office decided not be become involved.



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