Floodway Death Update
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 20:45
Date Published: 2017-09-23
Thunder Bay Police and the Regional Coroners office are investigating the death of a male located in the Neebing/ MacIntyre Floodway.
The Thunder Bay Police are asking for the publics assistance: Should anyone have observed an Indigenous male in the area of Fort William Road and Isabel on the 21 September 2017 at 2030 hours they are asked to contact Thunder Bay Police at 807 684 1200 or at Crime Stoppers 807 623 8477.
This male was observed to be wearing a beige/brown long sleeve shirt, black pants and black shoes. He is slim with short black hair.He may have been in the company of other(s) in the area.
Police have been on scene since 1355 Hours this date. During this time the Forensic Identification unit and the Criminal Investigations Branch have been assisting the Regional Coroners Office. A Post Mortem is pending In Toronto.
Police Uniform Patrol will remain on scene. The Emergency Task Unit and the Containment Team were on scene assisted by Thunder Bay Fire in a search the water and shoreline.
The investigation remains ongoing. The deceased has been identified , however Police are withholding the name for the sake of the family and the investigation at this time.
The media will be updated once the police are able to share more information.
Update Floodway Death Investigation
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:30
Date Published: 2017-09-25
A post mortem will be conducted today in Toronto on the body of the on the 21 year old male that was located in the Neebing / McIntyre Floodway over the weekend.
A 911 call was received at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017 when his body was located by a kayaker in the river.
Emergency services arrived shortly afterwards and the scene was secured pending the investigation. Police remain on scene and continue to work with the Regional Coroner's Office awaiting the results of the post mortem.
Police are still looking to speak to any citizens who may have seen the deceased male in the Intercity area on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at approximately 8:30 p.m.
This male is described as being a slim Indigenous male with short black hair.
He was wearing a beige/brown long sleeve shirt, black pants and black shoes. He may have been in the company of other(s) in the area at this time.
FLOODWAY DEATH INVESTIGATION - UPDATE 2
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 15:45
Date Published: 2017-09-25
The post mortem has been completed in Toronto on the body of the 21 year old male was found in the Neebing /McIntyre Floodway. The results are pending further testing by the Regional Coroner's Office.
The family is requesting privacy at this time. They have requested the name of the deceased not be released.
Police have released the scene where his body was recovered on the south shore of the floodway just east of Fort William Road.
The Criminal Investigation Branch are continuing to interview persons, the investigation is ongoing.
FLOODWAY DEATH INVESTIGATION - UPDATE NO. 3
Dylan Joe Francis Moonias
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 15:45
Date Published: 2017-09-26
The male found deceased in the Neebing /McIntyre Floodway on September 23, 2017 has been identified as 21 year old Dylan Joe Francis Moonias of Thunder Bay.
Police are looking to speak to anyone who may have seen Dylan between the evening of Thursday, September 21 and the morning of Saturday, September 23, 2017.
This investigation is ongoing.