We have been informed through the media that Claudette Beals-Clayton, the mother of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, may have called the police for assistance for reasons related to epilepsy and mental health.

Epilepsy is a complex neurological condition characterized by recurrent seizures. Epilepsy can impact an individual’s actual or perceived mental health in a variety of ways. Without more specific information from Ms. Korchinski-Paquet’s family about her diagnosis and treatment we cannot provide additional context about what, if any, role epilepsy and mental health may have had in this tragedy.

We want to express our deepest sympathies to Claudette Beals-Clayton, and her entire family, on the death of her daughter and offer any assistance we can provide them during this difficult time.