Thunder Bay Police Release Video Related to River Death Investigation
APTN News reported that the Thunder Bay Police Service (“TBPS”) has released video surveillance from the area where a 21-year-old Indigenous man, Dylan Moonias ,was last seen alive on the night of Sept. 21. His body was found on Sept.23 in the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway. Moonias is the most recent case in a string of river deaths in Thunder Bay this year.
The body of Stacey DeBungee was also found in the McIntyre River on Oct. 19, 2015. The TBPS faced heavy criticism of how they handled DeBungee’s death investigation, prompting an unprecedented investigation of the TBPS, by complaints that DeBungee’s death was too quickly deemed non-criminal by police. Falconers LLP represents the DeBungee family and the Rainy River First Nations community.
Dubbed the “River of Tears,” the McIntyre is also where Josiah Begg, 15, was found in May 2017 . The body of Tammy Keeash, 17, was also found in the Neebing floodway 11 days before Begg. Both deaths have been ruled drownings.
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