Grozelle’s parents deserve answers

Royal Military College student, 21-year-old Joe Grozelle, disappeared in the early morning on Oct. 22, 2003 and was found three weeks later in the Cataraqui River. The most disturbing aspect of this, however, is that after two separate autopsies the cause of his death is still not confirmed.

As reported in Friday’s Edition of The Kingston Whig Standard, Grozelle’s family was sent home and the jury was dismissed last Thursday, after five days of testimony, because of what the coroner called an “issue of fairness.” The inquest should resume as soon as possible, if for nothing else but to give Grozelle’s parents an opportunity to reach some sort of closure to their son’s mysterious death over three years ago. The inquest has already undergone serious delay, and should reopen as soon as possible to limit the financial and emotional burden it is causing Grozelle’s loved ones.

A new jury will be selected before the investigation is to resume, and hopefully it won’t take another three years to come up with the missing piece of this tragic puzzle.

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