First Nations student deaths inquest: Police assigned 'homework'
Thunder Bay police to provide inquest with 'task list' for death investigation
Thunder Bay police are expected to provide the First Nations student deaths inquest with its "task list" on Wednesday outlining the responsible officers and actions taken in the police investigation into Kyle Morriseau's disappearance in 2009.
The inquest is examining the deaths of seven First Nations students from remote communities who came to Thunder Bay between 2000 and 2011 to attend high school. Morriseau was 17-years-old when he went missing on Oct. 26, 2009.
The officer in charge of criminal investigations for Thunder Bay police testified in December that he has no notes in his police notebook about Morriseau until Nov.9, 2009. The teen's body was discovered in the McIntyre River the following day.
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"Would you not be involved in a missing person's investigation?" coroner's counsel Karen Shea asked Lewis during his testimony in December.
"The detectives on duty sign up" to take on the responsibilities in an investigation and that is recorded on a "task list," Lewis said.
It would help the inquest "find the truth of what happened to Kyle Morriseau...who knew what, when," Shea said.
Jurors heard two weeks of testimony about Morriseau in December, but there was little evidence about how could have ended up in the river.
Thunder Bay police were expected to provide the 'task list' to the inquest on Monday, but that was delayed by a scheduling change.
Watch live streaming video from the First Nation student deaths inquest here.
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