Author Topic: Mark Mitchell - 26 - Feb 16, 2013 - Undetermined Death - Victoria BC  (Read 2080 times)

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Victim in 2013 Johnson Street fire died of stab wound: coroner

JANUARY 7, 2015 10:37 AM
UPDATED: JANUARY 7, 2015 01:25 PM

Emily Morin and Mark Mitchell died in a Johnson Street house fire in February 2013.

One of the three victims of the fatal fire in a Johnson Street home in February 2013 died of a stab wound to the back, according to a B.C. Coroners report released today.

But Victoria police maintain there was no foul play involved, which leaves questions as to how Mark Jeffrey Mitchell obtained those injuries.

Mitchell, 26, was on the porch where the fire started from a smoldering cigarette in a couch. While an autopsy found Mitchell had burn injuries to his entire body, the cause of death was a two-centimetre-wide stab wound in his back that punctured his lung and caused internal bleeding. He also had a three-centimetre stab wound on the left forearm.

No weapon consistent with the stab wounds was found at the scene, the coroners report said.
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