Thunder Bay Police Investigating Social Media Reports of Alleged Homicide


THUNDER BAY – The Major Crimes Unit of the Thunder Bay Police Service is investigating reports of a possible homicide following October 8, 2020, posted on social media.

TBPS are asking for any possible witnesses to come forward and call the service’s Indigenous Liaison Unit by calling the Thunder Bay police station at 807-684-1200 and asking for Constable Bob Simon. You will also likely need some patience as call volumes at the TBPS are often high and the non-emergency line is being answered by Cadets.

The initial media reports of this incident were reported by APTN.

“The post, which has been shared hundreds of times, alleges the man, Jonathan Achneepineskum, was “beaten with 2 baseball bats by 4 white looking guys that jumped out of a white looking truck, enduring 5 days in and out of consciousness.”

“Police say they’re looking into it.

“This specific post was brought to my attention this morning and I’ve sent it off to members of our Major Crimes Unit,” said Scott Paradis, media coordinator of the Thunder Bay police. “They are investigating but as of this moment I have no information to confirm.””

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