Highway 527 Death Ruled a Homicide


(SHUNIAH, ON) – The Thunder Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating a death where foul play is suspected.

On January 13, 2019, police received information that a body was located on the shoulder of Highway 527 just north of the Highway 11-17 junction.


An investigation is ongoing by the OPP North West Region Crime Unit and OPP Forensic Identification Services under the direction of Detective Inspector Darryl Sigouin of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

A post mortem examination has been completed at the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS) in Toronto. The victim has been identified as a 21 year old male from the Greater Toronto area. This death has been ruled as a homicide.

The OPP reminds all members of the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times. The OPP’s website www.opp.ca, contains a number of useful resources, tips and links.


Police are asking any persons with information related to this occurrence to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or your nearest police authority.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).

Further details will be provided only as they become available and as the investigation moves forward.


16 Replies to “Highway 527 Death Ruled a Homicide”

    1. $20 says your comment is a racist one and not an educated one. What does not being born in Canada have to do with anything? You realize one can be born anywhere in the world and be any color right.

  1. Likely a gang killing in the city and the body dumped on the highway. Good chance this will be Thunder Bay’s first murder of the year and I’m suspecting that 2019 will possibly have the city’s highest ever murder rate. These murders won’t be nearly as easy to solve. The town’s in big trouble folks.

  2. Just let the other organization handle these losers if thats the case.They will learn the hard way not to mess with the big leagues.

  3. We have no idea who this murder victim was or how he ended up dead by the side of the road. Sad to think that perhaps he was a hitchhiker or victim on an abduction and killed by apsychopath and you people speculating on the reason for his demise. You should be ashamed of yourselves. Why not wait until more information is forthcoming before making comments about who might be an innocent victim of a heinous crime.

    1. If what Bubba says is true then 8 bullets to the head is a message to other drug traffickers that they don’t take kindly to other traffickers (The Posse + Native Syndicate) selling drugs in this town .

  4. And hitchhiking is a good idea in itself………Oh yes,I am so ashamed of myself.THATS WHY I SAID “IF THAT BE THE CASE”

  5. My comment wasnt directed at yours. I don’t agree with you about the “big leagues” but I did see your “if that he the case” so excuse me.

    1. You may not agree but when certain organizations are in control there isnt the kind of bullshit we are seeing now with these loose cannons running around.There will always be drugs so face that.Its best when the most organized ,professional ones have control and there are no drive bys etcIf you dont get involved in their world,you dont even know they exist and they wont bother anyone..You can think what you want but its a fact.

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