Police Arrest Two in 2014 Murder of William Wapoose

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Homicide Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY – On Friday, May 24th, 2019 the Thunder Bay Police Service Criminal Investigations Branch arrested two males for the murder of William Wapoose.

UPDATE – Jonathon Edward Massicotte has been identified as one of the suspects in the homicide. He faces charges of First Degree Murder and uttering death threats. The other suspect is facing First Degree Murder charges. He was under the age of 18 at the time of the homicide and can not be named under provisions of the Youth Justice Legislation.

Police remained working on this seemingly cold case, where a reward of $50,000 was offered for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons behind the murder.

William Darryl Wapoose, 32 years of Thunder Bay was located at approximately 7:30 a.m. on September 3rd, 2014 by a citizen walking on the bike path at the south end of Chapples Drive. At the time it was apparent that foul play was involved and over the ensuing years, numerous people were interviewed and attempts to obtain information on those responsible for William’s death were made.

The continuous hard work and diligence of investigators lead to recent developments in this incident and the subsequent arrests that occurred today.

Two adult males, one of whom was a youth at the time of the offence, have been arrested and charged with First Degree Murder. One of the accused males is also charged with Uttering Threats to Kill in relation to this incident.

The two accused appeared in court on Saturday morning. Both were remanded in custody and will be back in court on Monday.

The investigation is continuing and more information will be forthcoming.