Thunder Bay Police have identified the victim in Tuesday's homicide on Lake Street.

Shannon Ashley Hogan, 30, was the victim of what police call a violent assault in the early morning hours of July 16.

Police confirmed her identity after a post mortem in Thunder Bay late Tuesday. Her exact cause of death is being withheld by the Criminal Investigations Branch, as it continues its investigation. The crime scene in the lane behind Lake Street is expected to be opened Wednesday, they added.

Hogan was involved in the adult sex trade in the city, a police news release stated.

Police said they have, "reached out to other women involved in the street-level sex trade in an effort to inform them of the risks associated with this lifestyle and to seek information relative to this incident."

Police said they are actively following up on information coming forward. A special tip line has been set up at 684-1330. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can phone Crime Stoppers at 623-8477.