Jonathan Yellowhead Charged in Braiden Jacob’s Death

Homicide Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY – Jonathan Yellowhead, a twenty-two-year-old man has been charged in the death of Braiden Jacob. Yellowhead appeared in court by video this morning for a brief appearance.

In addition to the second-degree homicide charge, Yellowhead has also been charged with a breach of conditions. Jonathan Yellowhead is a resident of Fort Hope. He was arrested with the assistance of Nishnawbe Aski Police Service.

He has been remanded in custody with a court date of, December 19, 2018, where he will appear via video court from the Thunder Bay District Jail.

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

Police are continuing their investigation.