Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Inquest Called in Death of Saskatchewan Indigenous Woman Found in B.C. Park

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Inquest Called in Death of Saskatchewan Indigenous Woman Found in B.C. Park

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Inquest called in death of Indigenous woman in B.C.

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VICTORIA - A public inquest will be held into the death of a Saskatchewan Indigenous woman whose body was found in a British Columbia park.

Deanna Renee Desjarlais, who was 27, was originally from Saskatoon and a member of the Kawacatoose First Nation in Saskatchewan.

Desjarlais, who was a sex-trade worker with addiction problems, went to B.C. in late 2015. She had numerous contacts with the health, justice and social services sectors in the months that followed.

She was last heard from in April 2016 and her family reported her missing a month later.

Desjarlais was found dead in Surrey's Hawthorne Park in May 2016, but she was not identified until that September.

The independent inquest into her death will be held on May 7 at the coroners' court in Burnaby, B. …

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