Woman who died at N.S. jail committed suicide, says obituary
The Nova Institution for Women is seen in Truro, N.S., on May 6, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Andrew Vaughan)
THE CANADIAN PRESS
Published Monday, August 3, 2015 4:12PM ADT
TRURO, N.S. -- The obituary for an inmate who died last week at a Nova Scotia jail says the 22-year-old woman committed suicide.
Camille Strickland-Murphy was found unresponsive in her cell at the Nova Institution for Women in Truro on July 28.
The Correctional Service of Canada did not release information about the possible cause of death at the time.
However, it said it was reviewing the incident and that police had been notified.
The obituary says Strickland-Murphy dealt with mental illness and unspecified "related problems."
The Newfoundland woman had been serving a sentence of two years and eight months since Nov. 10, 2014 for robbery and a probation offence.
A memorial service was planned for Tuesday in St. John's, N.L.