Second Degree Murder Charges in Burning Death

Homicide Charges Laid


Murder Charges Laid in Homicide

THUNDER BAY – Three individuals are in custody over the death of a man on the weekend. Thunder Bay Police report that “The results of the post mortem conducted yesterday in Toronto have confirmed the identity of the burned male that was located on July 18, 2014 just after 10:00PM EDT in the grassy area between the Harbour Expressway and Field street. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.

The results of the examination have concluded that the male suffered from injuries due to a violent assault and severe burns.

Thunder Bay Police have arrested three individuals from Thunder Bay over the course of the weekend without incident.

All three have been remanded after making initial court appearances. Charged with Second Degree Murder are;

  • Keith MISHENENE – 21 years old – Next court date – July 22, 2104
  • Felton SAKANEE – 26 years old – Next court date – July 22, 2014
  • Larissa SHINGABIS – 20 years old – Next court date – July 23, 2014

A grid search was completed today in the area that has been secured by police since the discovery of the deceased by Thunder Bay Fire Rescue on Friday night. The scene is expected to be released later on today once all the evidence in relation to this offence has been collected. The investigation is ongoing.

Chief J.P. Levesque has spoken to other city officials about this issue of unwanted and violent activity in this area. He has communicated the need to make this area less attractive to these types of activities. Police are committed to working with community partners to make the necessary changes in this area.

The area was the scene of a Thunder Bay Police Service clean-up effort last year. However there was not constant attention to the area.

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