Investigation Intensifies Around Toronto Man’s Homicide in Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay Police Service

Thunder Bay, ON – The Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) is delving deeper into the homicide of a Toronto man whose body was found in a local residence this past Sunday. The unfolding narrative has taken a dark turn as officials are treating the case as a murder. This marks the sixth reported homicide in Thunder Bay in 2023.

Initial Dispatch

TBPS personnel from the Primary Response Branch were the first on scene, arriving at a dwelling on the 300 block of Ogden Street around 1:50 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, following distress calls about a lifeless male body. Although Thunder Bay Fire Rescue and Superior North EMS teams were also summoned, their deployment was later revoked upon confirmation of the man’s death.

Investigation Escalates

The case has since escalated with the involvement of the Major Crime and Forensic Identification Units of TBPS. The intricacies surrounding the death prompt a meticulous examination, now under the lens of a homicide investigation. A post-mortem examination carried out in Toronto has furnished vital insights, though details remain under wraps.

Victim Identification: While the scene has been cleared, the identity of the deceased is temporarily withheld as authorities maintain ongoing dialogue with the victim’s family. The endeavour to unfold the complete story continues rigorously. While there have been reports on social media outlining suspected details, those efforts online could actually hamper the police’s efforts to solve this case. If you have information, the police ask that you share it with investigators, not online.

Public Appeal

TBPS urges individuals with any relevant information to step forward. If you possess knowledge that could shed light on this case or have yet to provide a statement, you’re encouraged to contact the police at (807) 684-1200. Anonymous tips can be channeled through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

Special Request for Footage: A special request has been made for any video footage from home, business, or dash cams in the vicinity of Ogden Street, particularly near Ogden and McMurray Streets, between 8 p.m., Saturday, October 14, and 10 a.m., Sunday, October 15. Such evidence could prove instrumental in unraveling the mystery shrouding this unfortunate event.

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