We failed as a system, Indigenous teens psychiatrist testifies in coroner’s inquest – CHCH

October 5, 2022

A coroner’s inquest examining the death of Indigenous teenager Devon Freeman, whose body was discovered near a group home in Hamilton continued today.

Cameron Wilson was 15 when he stayed at the Lynwood Charleton Centre and discovered Devon Freemon’s body in April of 2018. Freeman died by suicide, he had been missing from the Flamborough site since October 2017.

Wilson explained today how he found Freeman’s body while gathering sports equipment that had blown into the woods behind the group home’s property. “I looked to my right and I saw Devon…” Wilson said.

Wilson says he went to the group home approximately two weeks before Devon Freeman went missing. He didn’t really know him well, but he does say that the home should have done a better investigation when Freeman went missing.

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