Coroner's Court of Western Australia

Inquest into the Death of Ayumi Kimoto

Delivered on 23 May 2014 at Perth.

Finding of Coroner Linton.


The deceased was a prisoner held at Hakea Prison who was found suspended from a hand basin in his cell.

The inquest focused on the admission of the deceased into prison and the assessment of his risk of self-harm. The inquest also looked at the steps the Department of Corrective Services take to minimise the risk of suicide by hanging in the prison environment since the death of the deceased.

The Coroner found the deceased died on 21 March 2010 and that the cause of death was ligature compression of the neck (hanging). The manner of death was suicide.

Catch Words

Death in Custody : Ligature Compression of the Neck (Hanging) : Suicide.

Last updated: 15 July 2022

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