Thunder Bay Police have revealed the cause of death of the 16-year-old girl from Sachigo Lake who died in the city Sept. 21.
The girl died of multiple blunt-force trauma injuries, according to the police.
Police have charged two young offenders – both girls – with second-degree murder in connection with the homicide.
The girls, aged 14 and 15, can't be identified under terms of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. According to police, the victim knew the two girls accused of her murder.
The body was found Sept. 21 at about 7:30 a.m. off a path behind the Landmark Inn.
Investigators believe the youth, who had been in Thunder Bay for a short time prior to her death, was the victim of foul play.
The victim’s name cannot be released because she is a youth.
A post-mortem examination is pending.
The area where the body was discovered is being processed by the Thunder Bay Police Service Forensic Unit, and police are conducting interviews and following up on information as the investigation progresses.
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