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Coroner probes death of Terrace woman arrested by RCMP

09/11/2013 07:34 EDT | Updated 11/11/2013 05:12 EST
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.

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