The Thunder Bay Police Service has identified the deceased located in the area of Arundel Street near Lyon Boulevard as 14-year-old Kayleigh Ivall.
An investigation into the sudden death began in the afternoon hours of Monday, April 27, 2020, after police were notified of the possible discovery of a body by a passerby.
Members of the service’s Criminal Investigation Branch, including investigators from the Major Crimes and Forensic Identification Units, have since been investigating the circumstances surrounding this death.
Police are treating this as a homicide investigation.
The identity of the victim was released following consultation with the next of kin.
Police are continuing to hold the scene as their investigation continues. A post-mortem is being scheduled to take place in Toronto.
This marks the fifth homicide of the year for Thunder Bay.