THUNDER BAY – The news was the worst news a parent could get. Braiden Jacob, a seventeen-year-old youth from Webequie First Nation who was in Thunder Bay for counselling has died. Earlier today, Thunder Bay Police were on scene in Chapple’s Park after reports of a body being discovered by a passerby.
This evening, Chief Cornelius Wabbase from Webequie has confirmed that the body discovered in the park is that of Braiden Jacob.
The body is being transported to Toronto for a post-mortem examination.
There have been searchers out looking for Braiden Jacob, and as the news of the discovery of a body was made, many feared it was the worst, and hoped that it was not the news they feared the most.
Thunder Bay Police have said that the investigation into the cause of his death is in the early stages.
Jacob was reportedly last seen in the Limbrick neighbourhood.
If you have information that can assist police in this investigation please call 684-1200 or Crimestoppers.
From all of us at NetNewsLedger our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Braiden Jacob.