Saskatchewan’s chief coroner has released his report into the death of Nadine Machiskinic, finding her death to be accidental.
Machiskinic was found dead in the basement of a Regina hotel in January 2015.
It was initially reported by police Machiskinic had fallen down a laundry chute on the tenth floor of the Delta Regina Hotel.
Foul play was not suspected.
In his report, chief coroner Kent Stewart suggests a contributing factor in Machiskinic’s death was “drug toxicity.”
Drugs including methadone and diazepam along with alcohol were found in her system.
An autopsy revealed a number of blunt-force trauma-injuries consistent with a fall.
Stewart’s report also included a number of recommendations for management of the Delta Regina Hotel, including undertaking a comprehensive review of safety and security protocols, enhanced video surveillance and establishing protocols for routine patrols.
Machiskinic’s family has filed a lawsuit against the hotel, alleging unsecured doors and a lack of security constitute negligence.