Regina family calling for inquiry into death of 14-year-old

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Regina family calling for inquiry into death of 14-year-old

Richelle Dubois is calling for an inquiry into the death of her son, which she believes is suspicious, not accidental.

Haven Dubois, 14, was pulled from a creek in east Regina on the afternoon of May 20, 2015.

Richelle's concerns lie with the coroner's report, which ruled out foul play.

"I'm fighting for justice for my son. I'm fighting for a system that's supposed to be working for me — not against me," Dubois said Wednesday, demanding a "factual" report.  

"Please help put my faith back in this system that so wronged me and my family."

The investigation involved the major crimes unit at one point.

Too early to decide on inquest

Provincial Minister of Justice Gordon Wyant indicated his ministry had communicated with the Dubois family on Wednesday.

He said the ministry will reach out to the family but stated it's too early to make a decision on a potential inquest.

"I want to talk to the family and then talk to our officials and see where we can be of some assistance," Wyant said.

Wyant said he is unsure if the Dubois family has filed a complaint to the police commission but said that would be an appropriate step. 

No stone unturned

"We have absolutely investigated every avenue that was brought to us," said Regina police Chief Evan Bray. "Any suggestion, any tip, any suspicion — we've looked at all of those."

Bray said he is confident in the police investigation but he still hopes to help the family. He said he has had extensive correspondence with Richelle, dating back months. 

"Sometimes the investigation doesn't answer every question," Bray said. 

"I'm recognizing the importance of continuing to help work with the family, and see where we can get to on this," Bray said. "But I won't make any promises that we're going to get to a place where we're ... bringing satisfaction."

Bray said police are also open to the possibility of an outside body reviewing the investigation, if it comes to that.