RCMP in Saskatchewan will conduct a review of an investigation into the death of Nadine Machiskinic.
The Regina woman was found at the bottom of a laundry chute at the Delta Hotel in January of 2015.
It remains a mystery as to how she got into the chute in the first place with the family believing she was forcibly stuffed down it.
In a release issued by the Regina Police Service on Thursday night, they say there was no order for the Regina Police Service to do more with this investigation, but Chief Evan Bray felt strongly that if an independent review could give the family some comfort and help them move forward, he would help make it happen.
When Chief Bray looked for an available process there was none. The Public Complaints Commission had already completed the public complaint; the Ministry of Justice had completed its Inquest. There was no mechanism to have the case reviewed in spite of the Chief’s offer.
In an effort to help the family of Ms. Machiskinic find some peace, Chief Bray contacted the Assistant Commissioner of the RCMP to request a review, and not a re-investigation of the case. The RCMP members assigned to the review will have access to all files and documents they need in order to review the RPS investigation.
“The RCMP has accepted our request to do a review of the investigation,” said a media spokesperson in a release. “It is our understanding that they have reached out to Ms. Delores Stevenson to introduce themselves and hear her concerns directly.”