The Ministry of Justice has been asked to appoint independent observers to a death investigation by the Regina Police Service, working in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Coroners Service. The deceased person is a 32 year-old Regina female.
On Friday, April 10, 2020, at approximately 10:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the intersection of Victoria Avenue and St. John Street for a report of an injured person. Several officers arrived at the scene and located an adult female who was in distress and appeared to be in need of immediate medical care. As officers approached, the female was vomiting blood onto herself and the sidewalk. The female did not appear to have any external injuries. The officers requested EMS but, as the woman’s condition appeared to be deteriorating, and the hospital was only a few blocks away, it was decided one of the police cars would transport her to hospital to expedite medical treatment. There was no evidence of any foul play at the scene. At approximately 11:00 p.m., police were advised the female had died in hospital. The Coroner attended the hospital. The woman’s identity was confirmed and her next-of-kin were notified of her death. Her name will not be released by police at this time.
At this stage in this investigation, police do not have evidence that would indicate the female’s death was the result of any criminal act. However; the Regina Police Service contacted the Ministry of Justice, since the deceased person was briefly in the care of Regina Police Service officers, who provided her emergency medical assistance and transportation to hospital. The Ministry of Justice, as per protocol, has appointed two independent observers to this investigation.
Police are asking anyone who may have more information to offer to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). The Regina Police Service thanks the public and media for their assistance.