26th anniversary of the death of a Thunder Bay man, Kip James Hallow


Thunder Bay Police Service PhotographTHUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Police Service share this information on an unsolved investigation from 1985. Today marks the 26th anniversary of the death of a Thunder Bay man, Kip James Hallow. Kip was 20 years old at the time of his death in 1985.

Kip Hallow’s body was discovered on Vickers Street North at Weigand Avenue just before 2:00 a.m. on October 26, 1985 by a 21 year old man and a 20 year old female. They were assisted by an Amber Cab driver who came upon the scene within minutes. It was reported that the man and woman had seen a car driving northbound on Vickers Street North at the time of the incident. Police and Ambulance had been called to the scene by the cab driver. Attempts to revive Kip were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at McKellar Hospital just after 2:00 a.m.

Investigators believed that Kip Hallow death resulted from injuries sustained in what appeared to have been an auto pedestrian collision. Metallic Red or Maroon paint chips were discovered on Kip’s clothing. A dark coloured sedan was seen by witnesses driving at a higher rate of speed after the incident.

Today the Criminal Investigations Branch is appealing to anyone who may have information regarding Kip Hallow’s death or his activities leading up to this tragic event.

On October 24, 1985 Kip was wearing a black leather jacket, faded blue jeans, a white shirt and tan coloured cowboy boots. He had a very unique lighter which was a replica of a Derringer pistol. It is believed that he had been at bars in the north end of the city prior to his death.

If you have information on this, or any other crime in the Thunder Bay region please call Police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 623-8477.

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