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Woman dead after Thunder Bay police don’t respond to domestic disturbance call: SIU

January 4, 2024  By The Canadian Press

Jan. 4, 2024, Thunder Bay, Ont. – Ontario’s police watchdog says a 21-year-old woman was found dead in a Thunder Bay home after officers did not respond to a 911 domestic disturbance call.

The Special Investigations Unit says Thunder Bay police got the call at 2 a.m. on Dec. 30 from a home on Ray Boulevard.

The SIU says officers did not respond to the scene.

The watchdog says when police got a second 911 call, also from the house, to “cancel” the call for service, officers again did not respond.


An SIU news release says a third 911 call was made from the house to indicate the woman was dead, and only then did officers respond.

Police did not immediately return a request for comment and an SIU spokesperson says it’s early in the investigation and more information will be released “in due course.”

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