PEI

Inquest into deaths of Charlottetown mother and daughter set to start Monday

The inquest in the deaths of Danielle White and her nine-year-old daughter, Olivia Rodd, is set to go ahead starting Monday, the P.E.I. Coroner’s Office has confirmed.

Deaths believed to be murder-suicide

A memorial was set up for the two last year. (Julien LeCacheur/CBC)

The inquest in the deaths of Danielle White and her nine-year-old daughter, Olivia Rodd, is set to go ahead starting Monday, the P.E.I. Coroner's Office has confirmed.

White, 47, and her daughter died in July 2020 at a home in the Sherwood neighbourhood of Charlottetown. Carbon monoxide poisoning was suspected, and police believed it was a murder-suicide.

The presiding coroner will be Dr. Craig Malone, and there will be a six-member jury.

The purpose of the inquiry is not to determine guilt or innocence or assign blame, but rather it will be a broad review of the circumstances surrounding the deaths, and an investigation of how those circumstances might have been improved.

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