Search Continues into Day 16 for Jordan Wabasse

Jordan Wabasse News Conference
Left to right: Chief Wabasse, Jodan's Parents: Derek and Bernice Jacob, Inspector Andy Hay TBPS & Sgt. Jackie George N.A.P.S. Today's News Conference to Recap the investigation.

THUNDER BAY – The search for Jordan Wabasse is taking an emotional toll on his family and friends. Working with the Thunder Bay Police Service, and volunteers, the search will continue. Jordan’s mother expressed her sorrow and worry calling for her son to come home.

The investigation into the disappearance of Jordan Wabasse continues. Jordan was last seen on the evening of February 7, 2011 when he stepped off of a city transit bus on Mary Street near Holt Place. After Jordan’s disappearance, an extensive search was conducted by the Thunder Bay Police Service Emergency Task Unit assisted by volunteers. A multi-branch Investigation has followed up on information, tips and conducted numerous interviews. Surveillance videos have been examined as part of the investigation. The local media has also assisted in the effort. There has been one story on this missing Webequie youth in the media outside of Thunder Bay, the Guelph Mercury reported on a prayer session at a local church.

Volunteers from Jordan’s home of Webequie First Nation along with other First Nation communities have conducted a number of ground searches in an effort to locate the missing teen. Police agencies including the O.P.P., The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service, The Anishinabek Police Service and the R.C.M.P. have assisted in the effort to locate Jordan Wabasse.

A ball cap and footprints were located just off shore on the Kaministiquia River just east of the James Street Bridge. The O.P.P.’s Underwater Search and Recovery Unit searched the water with negative results. An extensive ground and aerial search was conduced of the area also with negative results. Investigators are awaiting results from an examination of the ball cap to determine if it did belong to Jordan.

The Thunder Bay Police Service will continue to investigate information and any tips that come forward. The O.P.P. will be assisting in another water search once the ice on the Kaministiquia River has dissipated this spring.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers. The telephone number for the TPBS is 807 684-1200.

A Facebook page has been set up ( and over 2500 people are on the page already.

The call has gone out for more help, volunteers are needed at the Fort William First Nation – Find Jordan Headquarters. As well money for supplies to continue the search is needed. You can make a monetary donation at any branch of the Royal Bank of Canada: Transit: 01602 Institution: 003 Account: 132-271-8.

For people across the North, a donation can be made on Cashlink Card (Northern Store): 03911354.

Photo supplied by Thunder Bay Police Service.

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