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The Thunder Bay Police Service has arrested a suspect connected to the 2021 homicide of Jordan LAPOINTE.

Derek Robert TURNER, 39, of Thunder Bay, was taken into custody on Saturday, May 14 and charged with:

• Resist Peace Officer
• Failure to Comply with Release Order
• Possession of Cocaine

He appeared in bail court on Sunday, May 15 and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date.

On Sunday May 15, TURNER was additionally charged with First-Degree Murder. He is scheduled to appear in court on that charged today.

If you have any information that could further assist investigators please call police at (807) 684-1200. You can submit tips anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at

Previous media release follows:

October 29, 2021 09:11 AM
UPDATE: Fourth accused connected to homicide investigation arrested, charged

Members of the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Major Crimes Unit have arrested a Thunder Bay man in connection with their homicide investigation into the death of Jordan LAPOINTE.

The fourth accused connected to this investigation is Ronald Jerry HILL, 43, of Thunder Bay. He is charged with:

• First Degree Murder
• Arson: Damage to Property.

He appeared in bail court on Friday, Oct. 29 and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date.


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