Police Arrest Suspect in Homicide of Braiden Jacob

Nishnawbe Aski Police

THUNDER BAY – Updated –An arrest in the homicide of Braiden Jacobs has been made. Thunder Bay Police Service have arrested and charged a 22-year-old male with second-degree murder in connection to the homicide of 17-year-old Braiden Jacob from Webequie First Nation.

The arrest was made with help from Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service on Friday after 5 pm. The accused was transported to Thunder Bay where he remains in custody.

The suspect appeared in court on Saturday, December 15. The suspect, twenty-two-year-old Jonathan Yellowhead has been remanded in custody.

On Sunday, December 9 shortly after 11:30 am officers were dispatched to the southern portion of Chapples Park after a passerby saw what they believed to be a body.

A post-mortem examination took place in Toronto on Thursday, December 13. The results of the examination confirmed the body discovered was that of Braiden, who had been reported missing earlier.

The investigation is still ongoing. If you have any information that could assist police in investigating the homicide of Braiden, please call 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.p3tips.com.

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