Charges Laid Against Two Teen Girls in Latest Murder

THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Police Service report, “Two Thunder Bay girls aged 14 and 15 years have been charged with 2nd Degree Murder in connection with the death of a 16 year old female.  The body the 16 year old was found yesterday morning off of a pathway between Wentworth Crescent and Highway 11/17 in the city’s north end.  Investigators believe that the girl had been the victim of foul play.  The exact cause of death is to be determined.  A postmortem examination is still pending.

“The victim and the accused females had been known to each other for a short period of time.  Investigators believe that alcohol may have been a factor in this incident”.

The accused youths will make their first court appearance this morning.  The names of the victim and the accused cannot be released in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act.