Thunder Bay Police said the Sept. 21 death of a16-year-old girl from Sachigo Lake was the result of blunt-force trauma injuries.
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 in the city’s northside.
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 is also being withheld because she is a youth.
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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