The death of Nadine Machiskinic may likely remain a mystery.
A coroner’s jury says it has been unable to pinpoint a specific cause of death for the Regina woman who fell 10 storeys down a laundry chute at a downtown hotel in 2015.
The panel of three men and three women deliberated for five hours at the inquest into the 29-year old woman’s death after a week of testimony at the hearings.
The jury ruled it can’t determine exactly what killed her.
Regina Police Chief Evan Bray says while this part of the investigation may be over, he says police never close the door on these types of incidents.
“The investigation is never closed to new investigation or information,” says Bray. “We’re confident we’ve exhausted the information we have. However, there is still a couple of people – for example – we don’t have an identity to that we’re constantly looking and trying to locate.”
Police were unable to identify two men who likely rode the elevator with the 29-year-old mother of four that night.
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Chief Bray just because the coroner’s inquest doesn’t make specific recommendations to the police, doesn’t mean the police don’t make their own recommendations internally.
Bray says there has been much discussion on improvement to communication and policy within the Regina Police Service.
He says his most-important step right now is to reach out to the family – which he can do now since the coroner’s inquest has finished.
The woman’s family has questioned how she fit through the chute’s opening and why it took more than two days for police to launch an investigation