Help Solve 1984 Thunder Bay Homicide

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Thunder Bay PoliceTHUNDER BAY – CRIME BEAT – Thunder Bay Police are remembering a 1984 homicide and hoping that by sharing information on the long unsolved crime that there is someone out there who can help solve the homicide.

Thunder Bay Police share, “Friday, October 31, 2014 will mark the 30th anniversary of the day Scott Dove went missing. His body was found later that same year and it has been determined that he was murdered.

Police continue to follow up every lead that has come in over the years and encourage anyone with any piece of information, no matter how insignificant to contact the police at 684-1200 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or Friday, October 31, 2014 will mark the 30th anniversary of the day Scott Dove went missing. His body was found later that same year and it has been determined that he was murdered.

Police continue to follow up every lead that has come in over the years and encourage anyone with any piece of information, no matter how insignificant to contact the police at 684-1200 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.tipsubmit.com.

Police would like to bring closure to this matter and allow the family to finally know the truth as to what happened to Scott. It is important that those responsible for his death are held accountable.

Synopsis of the Homicide

On Wednesday, October 31st, 1984 at around 8:00 a.m. 17 year old Scott Dove left his home to attend classes at Lakeview High School. Scott was driving a 1966 four door black Pontiac.
On Thursday, November 1st, 1984 Scott’s father became worried and Scott was reported missing to the Thunder Bay Police.

On Thursday, November 8th at 5:18 p.m. acting on information received by a citizen, police located the vehicle driven by Scott on the property of the Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital on North Algoma Street. The vehicle was unlocked and the keys were missing. Investigators determined that the black Pontiac was in fact on the hospital property on Monday, November 5th, 1984.
Efforts to locate Scott were unsuccessful and Scott’s disappearance was widely publicized by the media.

On Saturday, December 1st, 1984 at around 1:10 p.m., a couple located the body of Scott Dove while walking their dog. He was found off the roadway about two kilometers north east of the Copenhagen Road in an area described as a rock quarry. Teenagers used this area to party. There did not appear to be any real efforts made to conceal his body.

Police investigators believe that Scott was not murdered where his body was found. It appears that the person or persons responsible for Scott’s death murdered him somewhere else, transported his body to the Copenhagen Road area and deposited it there.

Scott died as a result on injuries he received during a violent confrontation with one or more persons. It was apparent that Scott defended himself vigorously before succumbing to those injuries. .

Police would like to bring closure to this matter and allow the family to finally know the truth as to what happened to Scott. It is important that those responsible for his death are held accountable.

The following is a synopsis of the case:

On Wednesday, October 31st, 1984 at around 8:00 a.m. 17 year old Scott Dove left his home to attend classes at Lakeview High School. Scott was driving a 1966 four door black Pontiac.
On Thursday, November 1st, 1984 Scott’s father became worried and Scott was reported missing to the Thunder Bay Police.

On Thursday, November 8th at 5:18 p.m. acting on information received by a citizen, police located the vehicle driven by Scott on the property of the Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital on North Algoma Street. The vehicle was unlocked and the keys were missing. Investigators determined that the black Pontiac was in fact on the hospital property on Monday, November 5th, 1984.
Efforts to locate Scott were unsuccessful and Scott’s disappearance was widely publicized by the media.

On Saturday, December 1st, 1984 at around 1:10 p.m., a couple located the body of Scott Dove while walking their dog. He was found off the roadway about two kilometers north east of the Copenhagen Road in an area described as a rock quarry. Teenagers used this area to party. There did not appear to be any real efforts made to conceal his body.

Police investigators believe that Scott was not murdered where his body was found. It appears that the person or persons responsible for Scott’s death murdered him somewhere else, transported his body to the Copenhagen Road area and deposited it there.

Scott died as a result on injuries he received during a violent confrontation with one or more persons. It was apparent that Scott defended himself vigorously before succumbing to those injuries.

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