UPDATE: Homicide investigation continues, post-mortem concluded and scene released

Published
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 16:00
Incident Number
P20045832
Date Published: 2020-06-22

The Thunder Bay Police Service has released a scene connected to a June 19 homicide investigation in the 300 block of Dawson Street.

The scene was released following the completion of the post-mortem examination of the victim.

Police have identified the victim as Lydia Rose JACOB, 47, of Thunder Bay.

Previous Media Release Follows:

P20045832
UPDATE: Accused in Friday homicide formally charged with Second-Degree Murder

Police charged a 21-year-old woman connected to a June 19 homicide with Second-Degree Murder.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were originally dispatched to a residential address in the 300 block of Dawson Street following reports of a serious assault just before 2 p.m. on Friday, June 19.

Paramedics with the Superior North EMS were also dispatched due to reports the individual had sustained serious, and possibly life-threatening, injuries. When officers arrived they located a female who appeared to be the victim of a recent assault.

Despite life-saving efforts by police and paramedics, the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Shortly after arriving on scene officers located and arrested a suspect.

Lyrina JACOB, 21, of Thunder Bay, is charged with Second-Degree Murder. She appeared in bail court on Saturday, June 20 and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date of Friday, June 26.

A post-mortem examination for the victim is scheduled to take place today in Thunder Bay. Police continue to hold a scene in the 300 block of Dawson Street. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The investigation remains ongoing. If you have any information that could assist investigators please call police at 684-1200 or submit tips anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.p3tips.com.
 

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