(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The Thunder Bay Police Service is still on scene where 17-year-old Braiden Jacob was found deceased yesterday.
Police say they were made aware of the discovery when a passerby located the teen around 11:30 am on Sunday. Officers responded to the scene and blocked off the entrance to the park to vehicular traffic.
The forensic identification unit was also on scene, as police worked hard to figure out what has happened to the teen.
Braiden Jacob was first reported missing by the Thunder Bay Police Service on Thursday. Police and volunteers were searching for the male right up until the discovery was made.
A location was set up to help organize search efforts and volunteers.
Braiden was in town to access services which are not available in his home town. This death has now risen the number of Indigenous youths that have come to Thunder Bay in search of education and help to better themselves.
Bear Clan of Thunder Bay reported a while ago that they had come into contact with aggressive people while on patrol at Chapples Park a while back. They say the people they encountered were yelling racial and aggressive terms towards them.
City police are still investigating the death scene and are asking the public to keep their distance. Family of Braiden have told TRCCTB.COM that they believe the teens death was likely a homicide.