CONTRIBUTION · 12th September 2013
The B.C. Coroner's Service is investigating the death of a Terrace woman who died last night at Vancouver General Hospital after going into medical distress while in RCMP custody.
Alyssa Oleksiuk, 25, was taken into custody by RCMP on Sept. 3.
She went into medical distress and was first taken to the local regional hospital. She was then transferred to VGH on Sept.4 and died last night just before 9 p.m. PT.
Coroner Barb McLintock says because Oleksiuk was in police custody at the time, the coroner's office will hold an inquest into the woman's death.
No information about the cause of her death has been released.
Comment by Janice Robinson on 10th February 2015
I haven't heard anything, anywhere else about this poor woman. I didn't know her, but she must've mattered to a lot of people. What happened?
Comment by terrace resident on 13th September 2013
2 exact same cases about a week apart from another. One male, one female, one in Terrace, and one in Smithers.. What a shame, in the end the truth always comes out....
Comment by richard on 12th September 2013
excessive force.happens more often. theres probly more too it....will the truth come out. protect and serve for who. already in custudy.bullies with a badge.behind locked doors. next. a colaberated story.laws never wrong are they. i guess the joke ,is on the poor soles who aren`t with us. shame and this isn`t the first time. mr. bush of houston b.c. ....