Thunder Bay Police remain on the scene of a suspicious death on the city's south side on Tuesday. Officers responded to an emergency call shortly after 6 a.m. and discovered the body of a deceased female inside an Archibald Street residence.
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Residents of a south side neighbourhood where a body was found Tuesday morning describe their area was a crime scene waiting to happen.
Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded to an emergency call at 6:22 a.m. on Tuesday and discovered the body of a deceased woman inside a South Archibald Street home.
A woman who lives down the block and across the street from the scene said she was kept awake until nearly 2 a.m. due to fighting and a commotion.
She spoke with tbnewswatch.com under the condition that her name nor address be used.
She said that on the night of the incident there was a group of at least eight people who came from the back of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and up the block to arrive at the home.
She said later on a man who resides in the building became engaged in a verbal argument with a woman.
The resident, who has lived in the area for more than a decade, said over the past six weeks the neighbourhood has been getting increasingly volatile, with fighting and loud arguments becoming a nightly occurrence.
Another resident said police crackdowns in the downtown Fort William area have resulted in the neighbourhood becoming a haven for substance abusers.
Thunder Bay Police Const. Julie Tilbury said the investigation is still in its early stages, adding that more information will be made available later.
“Our crime scene officers are currently on scene collecting evidence and that will assist our investigators who are currently looking at all the information they have available to them in determining the next steps in bringing this investigation to a conclusion,” Tilbury said.
Police are asking for anyone with information about this suspicious death to call the Thunder Bay Police at 684-1200 or to contact Crime Stoppers at 623-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.tipsubmit.com.
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