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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Yukon’s chief coroner orders inquest into drug-related demises of 2 females

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Key takeaways: 

  • Myranda Tizya-Charlie, 34, and Cassandra Warville, 35, passed away earlier this year at Whitehorse emergency awning.
  • Yukon’s chief coroner has requested an inquest. Tizya-Charlie and Cassandra Warville passed in January. 
  • Their casualties were related to harmful illicit narcotics, the chief coroner states.

Yukon’s chief coroner, Heather Jones, has mandated an inquest into the drug-related demises of two women in Whitehorse earlier this year. 

Myranda Tizya-Charlie, 34, and Cassandra Warville, 35, passed on Jan. 19 at the Whitehorse emergency awning.

In a press release on Friday, the chief coroner’s office said both demises “were found to be the development of harmful, illegal drugs.”

The release notes that the time, date, and place for the inquest will be set after the chief coroner appoints a presiding coroner.

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Yukon’s chief coroner, Heather Jones, has mandated an inquest into the drug-related demises of two women in Whitehorse earlier this year

17 people passed from using toxic, illicit pills so far in 2022

In a press release on Friday, the chief coroner’s office said the Yukon continues to lead the nation in casualties per capita caused by the use of toxic, illicit narcotics.

Seventeen people in the region died from toxic, illegal drugs in 2022.

“Opioids in the form of fentanyl continue to be present in most of the fatalities,” the news release.

Source – CBC News

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