THUNDER BAY – The Ontario Provincial Police have now laid second degree murder charges in relation to the death of a teenager from Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation (Big Trout Lake). The homicide charges stem from the ongoing investigation following the death of 16-year-old Joshua Nanokeesic on May 11th 2015.
The OPP state that nineteen-year-old Loyal McKay, and eighteen-year-old Joshua Darion Storm Nanokeesic, and a seventeen-year-old who all now face second degree murder charges. The seventeen year old cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
According to Ontario Provincial Police, the original investigation began on April 24th after the sixteen-year-old had to be flown out of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug FN for medical care.
Original charges of aggravated assault were laid on April 25th against the three KI teens. The teenagers are all now charged with second degree murder.
The OPP said the circumstances surrounding the death are part of an ongoing investigation being conducted by the OPP North West Region Forensic Identification Unit, and OPP Crime Unit.