I believe I had checked well enough’: Worker at B.C. group home where Cree teen found dead in closet testifies – CTV News

Dec. 1, 2022

A worker at the B.C. group home where Traevon Desjarlais was found dead in his closet days after he went missing told a coroner’s inquest he checked the teen’s room repeatedly – but there was no sign of him.

Desjarlais, who was 17 when he died in 2020, was Cree and living in an Abbotsford facility operated by the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society under contract to the provincial government.

Murray McMaster, who worked at the home at the time, said he reported Deslarlais’ disappearance to the Ministry of Children and Family Development on Sept. 14, after finding his room empty.

He testified he repeatedly checked the home and Desjarlais’ bedroom, which had numerous large holes in the walls, in the days that followed.

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