Investigation Continues as Police ID Body Found in River

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Thunder Bay Police Service

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – The Criminal Investigations Branch of the Thunder Bay Police Service are continuing their investigation the suspicious death of thirty-eight-year-old Clayton Chuck MAWAKEESIC.  Mr. MAWAKEESIC’s body was discovered on July 29, 2016 in the McIntyre River near Waterford Street.

A post-mortem examination was conducted in Toronto on August 2, 2016.  Investigators and the coroner are now reviewing the results.

This afternoon, investigators, assisted by Thunder Bay Fire and Rescue will be continuing an examination of the scene of where Mr. Mawakeesic’s body was discovered.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Thunder Bay Police Service or Crime Stoppers www.tipsubmit.com.

Crime Report

Crime Map for downtown Thunder Bay South - Aug 2 2016
Crime Map for downtown Thunder Bay South – Aug 2 2016

Over the past thirty days in the downtown Fort William neighbourhood there were twenty incidents responded to by Police involving violence. The bulk of the calls for service in the downtown were quality of life calls which include intoxication and drug issues.

There were several fights. in the downtown that required police response. What appears to be happening in some cases are fights have moved from late at night when the licensed establishments close, to during the afternoon and earlier evening hours.

What is encouraging over recent weeks is that the number of incidents at the Rotary Shelter House are down significantly. In the past week there were three incidents at the shelter.

 

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