(THUNDER BAY, ON) – There is a strong police presence at Chapples Park this afternoon. Tips have come to our news desk regarding this incident since noon.
It is believed the police have been at this location since this morning. Police confirmed they have been there since 11:30 am. Multiple Thunder Bay Police Service cruisers and officers are on location.
The police forensics unit was seen on location, but had left the scene shortly after we arrived. Police cruisers had the entrance to Chapples Park blocked off to vehicular traffic but pedestrians are still allowed entry.
There have been numerous missing persons reports made recently by the Thunder Bay Police Service. We can confirm at this moment, with the information we have that it is a dead body that was discovered.
Police have also confirmed this police presence is due to a passerby discovering a dead body.
Police have a substantial area taped off, and the entry way to the area is blocked by a police cruiser that is denying entry to anyone that tries to enter.
The Thunder Bay Police Service have asked the public to avoid the area until the investigation into this death is complete. There are a number of other parks for the public to utilize so please avoid Chapples Park at this time.
Residents in the Northwood area surrounding Chapples Park have told us that police have been canvassing neighbourhoods and asking people if they know anything about the situation.
UPDATED: BODY IDENTIFIED IN THE LINK BELOW
(THUNDER BAY, ON) - A body was found deceased by a passerby this morning at Chapples Park, as we reported earlier in the day. The Thunder Bay Police Service was on scene with multiple cruisers and officers, as well as the forensic identification unit. Multiple people reported the strong police presence…
We were told by a police officer on scene that this is an active crime scene, and that they are trying to figure out what had went on. The officer told me this as we were leaving the scene and he had blocked our vehicle in with his cruiser.
Anyone with information about the dead body found is asked to contact the Thunder Bay Police Service at 684-1200
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can also reach out to Crime Stoppers via their website at https://www.p3tips.com/273
We will update this article with more information as it becomes available.