Charges Laid Against 21-year-old in Thunder Bay’s Seventh Homicide


THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Thunder Bay Police Service has moved quickly to lay charges of second-degree murder against a 21-year-old woman connected to a June 19 homicide in the seventh homicide in the city this year.

Originally, Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were dispatched to a residential address in the 300 block of Dawson Street following reports of a serious assault just before 2 p.m. on Friday, June 19, 2020.

Paramedics with the Superior North EMS were also dispatched due to reports the individual had sustained serious, and possibly life-threatening, injuries. When officers arrived they located a female who appeared to be the victim of a recent assault.
Despite life-saving efforts by police and paramedics, the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Shortly after arriving on scene officers located and arrested a suspect.

Lyrina JACOB, 21, of Thunder Bay, is charged with Second-Degree Murder. She appeared in bail court on Saturday, June 20, and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date of Friday, June 26, 2020.

A post-mortem examination for the victim is scheduled to take place Saturday in Thunder Bay. As of Saturday, police continued to hold a scene in the 300 block of Dawson Street.

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

The investigation remains ongoing. If you have any information that could assist investigators please call police at 684-1200 or submit tips anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at

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