After deliberating for five hours, the three man, three woman jury at the coroners inquest into the death of Nadine Machiskinic has ruled her death as “undetermined”.
Machiskinic was found to have alcohol and a mixture of several drugs in her system when she was found at the bottom of a laundry chute at the Delta Regina hotel in January of 2015. She died a few hours later in hospital.
An autopsy found she died of blunt force trauma after falling 10 storeys and the death was ruled accidental, but her family believed foul play was involved and that she was placed in the chute by someone.
The inquest, which heard from police, medical experts and hotel staff, started on Monday with the presiding coroner telling the jury before they went into deliberations that this was an inquest and not a trial and that their role was not to find fault, assess blame or determine compensation.
The jury did make one recommendation—-that recommendation being all laundry chutes in hotel be accessible to staff only and locked.