The BC Coroners Service has called an inquest into the 2010 arson death of a Coquitlam mother.
The inquest, which is scheduled for Nov. 16 to 19 in Burnaby, will investigate the death of Colette Marie Salemink.
Salemink, 59, died following a fire at her Coquitlam home in April 2010.
Her son Blake Salemink, 23, was later arrested and charged with manslaughter and arson in relation to his mother's death.
He was diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder as a teen and had undergone treatment at Royal Columbian and then Riverview hospitals.
In May, Salemink was found not criminally responsible by reason of mental disorder at trial.
During the inquest, the presiding coroner and a jury will hear evidence from witnesses to determine facts surrounding the death.
Though the jury can't make any findings of legal responsibility, it will have the opportunity to make recommendations aimed at preventing deaths under similar circumstances in the future.
Fire crews were called just after 4: 30 that morning to the 2500 block of Burian Drive, where a home on the densely built block was burning, with flames shooting from the roof.
During a sweep of the home, firefighters came across the 59-year-old Colette Salemink at the rear of the house and immediately began CPR. She was brought to Royal Columbian Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team took over the case the next day, and stated at the time that investigators were interested in speaking with the young man, who reportedly suffered from mental health problems and had been missing after the fire.
At the time, investigators believed on the morning of the fire, Salemink crossed the border into the United States and travelled to Oregon, where he called a family member to let that person know where he was located. After police met up with him south of the border, Salemink decided to voluntarily return to Canada.
He was arrested at the Peace Arch Border Crossing in May of that year.
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