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Family calls for inquest into suicide of Indigenous teen in government care


December 9, 2019

Ontario's Legislative Building sits on the historic grounds of Queen's Park in downtown Toronto. (Frank Gunn / CP)

The circumstances that allowed an Indigenous teenager to take his own life metres from his group home and go undiscovered for months can only be remedied by an inquest from the Ontario coroner, according to a request from the boy's loved ones.

Devon Freeman's grandmother and members of the southern Ontario First Nation where he was born said a communication breakdown resulted in a particularly horrifying death for the teen, who died by suicide while under the government's care.


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