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Office of the Chief Coroner

The Office of the Chief Coroner (OCC) for Ontario provides death investigations and inquests to ensure that no death will be overlooked, concealed or ignored. The findings are used to generate recommendations to help improve public safety and prevent deaths in similar circumstances.

Ongoing Inquests

Inquest into the Death of Abdurahman Hassan

Mr. Hassan, 39, died in hospital on June 11, 2015, after being transferred from the Central East Correction Centre in Lindsay. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act. The inquest will examine the events surrounding Mr. Hassan’s death. The jury may make...

Upcoming Inquests

Inquest into the Death of Brennan Nicholas

More information will be provided once it is available.Additional Information The Presiding Officer has directed that the web streaming of this inquest not be recorded in accordance with the Chief Coroner's rules of procedure and out of respect to the family of the...

Previous Inquests

Inquest into the Death of Murray James Davis

Mr. Davis, 24, died on August 17, 2017, while in custody at the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre. An inquest into his death is mandatory under the Coroners Act. The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Davis’ death. The jury may make recommendations...

Inquest into the Death of Jose Amaral

Mr. Amaral, 49, died on November 25, 2015, from injuries sustained while working underground at the Musselwhite Mine in Kenora District. An inquest into his death is mandatory under the Coroners Act. The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Amaral’s...

Inquest into the Death of Denis Millette

Mr. Millette, 52, died on June 3, 2015, while working at the Detour Gold Mine in the Cochrane District. An inquest into Mr. Millette’s death is mandatory under the Coroners Act. The purpose of the inquest is to examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Millette’s...

Inquest into the death of Olivier Bruneau

Dr. Louise McNaughton-Filion, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Ottawa Office, has announced the new date for the inquest into the death of Olivier Bruneau. Mr. Bruneau, 24, died in hospital on March 23, 2016, from injuries sustained while working at a...

Inquest into the deaths of Don Mamakwa and Roland McKay

Mr. Mamakwa, 44, died on August 3, 2014, and Mr. McKay, 50, died on the night of July 19, 2017, both while in custody of the Thunder Bay Police Service. Dr. David Cameron will be presiding coroner for the inquest. Kate Forget and Peter Keen are counsel to the coroner.

Inquest into the death of Victor Ogundipe

Mr. Ogundipe, 41, died in hospital on Jan. 26, 2017, following transfer from the Toronto South Detention Centre. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act. The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Ogundipe's death. The jury may make...

Inquest into the death of Matthew Mahoney

Mr. Mahoney, 33, died in hospital on March 21, 2018, from injuries following an interaction with Windsor police officers. An inquest into Mr. Mahoney’s death is mandatory under the Coroners Act. The purpose of the inquest is to examine the circumstances surrounding...

Inquest into the death of Devon Freeman

Mr. Freeman, 17, was reported missing from the Lynwood Charlton Centre, Flamborough Site, in October 2017. He was found deceased near that location on April 12, 2018. The inquest will examine the events surrounding Mr. Freeman's death. The jury may make...

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