Family of Haven Dubois still seeking answers 2 years after death

Two years after the death of 14-year-old Haven Dubois, the family and community are looking for answers. Richelle, Haven's mother, is asking for a coroner's inquest into his death.

Richelle Dubois wants a coroner's inquest into the death of her son

Richelle Dubois walks with a photo of her son, Haven, on Saturday, two years after his death. (Alec Salloum/CBC Saskatchewan)

On Saturday Richelle Dubois and other residents of Regina marked the death of Haven Dubois, who was found dead in an east Regina creek two years ago.

Haven was just 14 years old when his body was discovered. Since then his mother has fought to learn more about the circumstances of his death. Recently the Dubois family has stated it is seeking a coroner's inquest into the death of Haven.

Michelle Stewart, with the Saskatchewan Coalition Against Racism, said there were elements of the case that weren't as rigorously investigated as the family would have liked. (Alec Salloum/CBC Saskatchewan)

"The family and the community is still seeking justice in the case," said Michelle Stewart with the Saskatchewan Coalition Against Racism (SCAR).

Stewart says there are lingering questions about the death that she and the Dubois family hope the Regina Police Service will actively investigate. 

"Questions there about whether or not there was violent circumstances surrounding his death and that's what we would like to have more answers to this time," said Stewart. 

Richelle Dubois is looking for a coroner's inquest into the death of her son. (Alec Salloum/CBC Saskatchewan)

"I"m holding it together. It's rough. It's hard," said Dubois. "Today I don't have that much to say."

Over the past two years Dubois has raised questions as to whether bullying or potential gang involvement played any role in the death of her son.

The Regina Police Service has said that all possible avenues have been investigated. Saskatchewan's minister of justice, Gordon Wyant, has said it's too early to say if there will be an inquest. 

Police Chief Evan Bray has said he is open to potentially having an external body review the investigation.

Saturday's walk, organized by SCAR and Colonialism No More, started at F.W. Johnson Collegiate and went to where Haven was found.

Near the creek, people tied ribbons to trees and a placard was installed on a bench commemorating Haven.