Death of Brayden Moonias, 18, deemed a homicide by Thunder Bay police
Moonias was found dead on Sunday near Marina Park in Thunder Bay, Ont.
The death of Brayden Moonias, 18, from Eabametoong First Nation, who was found dead in Thunder Bay, Ont., is now being investigated as a homicide.
Thunder Bay police said they made the determination after a post mortem examination was conducted in Toronto, on Wednesday.
Moonias was found dead beside McVicar Creek, near Thunder Bay's Marina Park on Sunday around 8:40 a.m. by a passerby, according to police.
Thunder Bay police have set up a special tip line for anyone who may have information about what happened to Moonias. The phone number is 807-684-5000.
Meanwhile, in a separate investigation, Thunder Bay police said they have determined an assault took place near the same location where Moonias' body was found.
Paramedics took a 52-year-old man to hospital on Sunday morning after picking him up near Cumberland Street North and the Marina Park, overpass, just after 9 a.m, according to police.
The man remains in hospital, receiving treatment for his injuries, police said.