THUNDER BAY – Crime – Missing and murdered Aboriginal women are now being listed on a map by ‘Operation Thunderbird’. The anonymous group which raised concern in Thunder Bay recently. Operation Thunderbird claims that there is a lack of effort by Thunder Bay Police in investigating assaults against Aboriginal women.
The group, who state they are computer experts, has created a Crowd Map listing all of the murdered, missing and unsolved cases in Canada.
Operation Thunderbird Map of Murdered, Missing Women
The listings allow people to search the map, see where the incidents happened, and a status of the report.
The Thunder Bay Crime Report which covers Thunder Bay listing all type of crimes provides a similar service. However the crime report does not provide updates on the incidents.
Operation Thunderbird which produced the map, has taken different approaches with the Police in Thunder Bay. First it appeared the group was threatening the police. Then the group seems to have shifted gears to investigate crimes and offer insights into potential investigations with their insights.
In Thunder Bay, the Thunder Bay Police Service state, “Thunder Bay Police will not comment on ongoing investigations or possible evidence to ensure investigative integrity and not further compromise evidence and any future prosecution.
“Any release of information from the Thunder Bay Police would only be substantiated information and in the interest of public safety”.
Anyone with information on this case, or any other, is asked to contact Thunder Bay Police. Should an individual not feel comfortable speaking directly with Thunder Bay Police, they may:
Contact Cst. Larry Baxter – TBPS Aboriginal Liaison Unit at 684-1004
Contact any police service to provide the information
Contact Crime Stoppers to provide anonymous information at 623-8477 or tipsubmit.com