TBPS Report Hat Found Belongs to Missing Youth

Help find Jordan

Help find JordanTHUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Police Service report that “The hat that was recovered just off shore of the Kaministiquia River just east of the James Street Bridge in February 2011 has been identified as belonging to Jordan Wabasse. The hat had been sent to the Northern Regional Forensic Lab for analysis. A DNA match has been made.

“The water in the area of where the hat was discovered was the subject of two extensive searches by the O.P.P.’s Underwater Search and Recovery Unit. The results of these underwater searches were negative.

“The Thunder Bay Police Service will be conducting a ground search of the shoreline now that the remaining ice and snow has melted away. That search is expected to take place next week. Once established, a tentative date will be announced”.

There has been a solid search ongoing since Febrary 7th, first with the TBPS, NAPS and the OPP. The initial search did not locate the missing youth. An extensive search effort has been ongoing since with volunteers from Webequie First Nation, and helpers from across the region.

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