The Regina Police Service, in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner, is conducting a death investigation after the sudden death of a 17 year-old female early this morning (January 15, 2012).
At approximately 12:22 a.m., on Sunday, January 15, 2012, police were dispatched to200 Lakeshore Drive(Conexus Arts Centre) for a report of an injured person. Police andEMSarrived and located the body of a young female in the backstage area of the building. EMSconfirmed the female deceased. The Coroner also attended the scene. Preliminary investigation indicates the female; later identified as a 17 year-old from Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan; was in the company of two males, ages 19 and 21, both from Regina. It’s believed the three attended a function at the Centre and then gained access to an area of the building not open to the public, climbing onto what was described as a catwalk above the main stage. Though the details of what occurred next are still the subject of investigation, at this stage, it appears the victims’ death was the result of an accidental fall from a height of approximately 40 feet.
The name of the victim will not be released at this time. Immediate next-of-kin have been notified. The investigation is ongoing.