(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The Thunder Bay Police Service has arrested and charged a 22-year-old male in connection with the homicide of 17-year-old Braiden Jacob.
Working in conjunction with Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service officers, an arrest was made shortly after 5 p.m. on Friday, December, 14th, 2018. The accused was transported to Thunder Bay where he remains in custody.
The accused is scheduled to appear in court on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 to face a charge of second-degree murder. The identity of the accused is being withheld pending that court appearance.
On Sunday, December 9th shortly after 11:30 a.m. officers were dispatched to the southern portion of Chapples Park after a passerby saw what they believed to be a body.
A post-mortem examination took place in Toronto on Thursday, December, 13th. The results of the examination confirmed the body discovered was that of Braiden, who had been reported missing earlier.
Sources have indicated that Braiden was found badly beaten when the gruesome discovery was made. Police have confirmed that signs of trauma were on the body of Braiden when they found him. Chapples Park has now been the location of multiple suspected murders in recent history.
The investigation is still ongoing. If you have any information that could assist police in investigating the homicide of Braiden, please call 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.p3tips.com.