North Cumberland Street Homicide under Investigation

Thunder Bay News report

Homicide Thunder Bay

Third Homicide of 2019

THUNDER  BAY – UPDATED – Thunder Bay Police officers responded to a North Cumberland Street address regarding a report of a male on the ground possibly beaten with a bat, shortly after 11 pm EDT on Wednesday, March 20.

Police arrived on scene and located 2 male victims. The one victim became unresponsive and later pronounced deceased. The second victim was transported to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center with undisclosed injuries.

A suspect was arrested shortly after police arrived.

Nathaniel Austin WESLEY, 22, of Thunder Bay is charged with:

• Second-Degree Murder
• Aggravated Assault
• Breach of Recognizance
• Breach of Probation

WESLEY appeared in court Thursday morning and was remanded into custody with a future date.

The name of the victim is being held pending the notification of next of kin.

The scene is being held and the investigation continues.

No other details are available at this time.

This is the city’s third homicide in 2019. Earlier this week, on the path behind the Landmark in a woman’s body was discovered by a passerby and she was declared deceased at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

Anyone with information regarding this incident please call the Thunder Bay Police Service at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at

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