THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police Service has arrested and charged a second accused connected to the homicide investigation of 14-year-old Kayliegh IVALL.
Jarett Brandon SAINNAWAP, 21, of Thunder Bay was arrested by members of the Thunder Bay Police Service and charged formally with First-Degree Murder in the evening hours of Tuesday, May 5, 2020.
The charge follows the continued investigation into the events surrounding this homicide.
An investigation into a sudden death began in the afternoon hours of Monday, April 27, 2020, after police were notified of the possible discovery of a body by a passerby in the area of Arundel Street near Lyon Boulevard.
Kayliegh was later identified as the victim.
Members of the service’s Criminal Investigation Branch, including investigators from the Major Crimes and Forensic Identification Units, have been investigating the circumstances surrounding this death.
Police later confirmed they were treating the death investigation as a homicide. On April 30 a post-mortem was completed in Toronto.
As a result of their ongoing investigative efforts, members of the Major Case Unit identified a 14-year-old Thunder Bay female as a suspect. The female accused was arrested and formally charged in the afternoon hours of Monday, May 4, 2020.
The female accused appeared in bail court on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date of Thursday, May 7. SAINNAWAP appeared in bail court on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date of Thursday, June 4, 2020.
The identity of the youth accused is being withheld in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
The investigation remains ongoing. None of the charges have been proven in court.
If you have any information or believe you noticed any suspicious activity in the area of Arundel Street near Lyon Boulevard prior to Monday’s police presence, please call the dedicated tip line at 807-684-1545.