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UPDATE: Body found near Marina Park ruled suspicious

Thunder Bay Police are asking for the public's assistance after the suspicious death of 18-year-old Thunder Bay man who was found near Marina Park.
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Police continue to hold the scene near the Marina Park Overpass where a body was found on Sunday.

THUNDER BAY - Thunder Bay Police are investigating what they are calling a suspicious death after a body was found near Marina Park on Sunday.

The body of a male was found near the Marina Park Overpass at McVicar Creek. Police were seen carrying the body up from the direction of the lakeshore Sunday morning. The Thunder Bay Police Service forensic unit was also on the scene.

"The investigation right now is treating it as a suspicious death," said Chris Adams, director of communications with the Thunder Bay Police Service. "There is a post mortem that is pending in Toronto. The body has been transported to Toronto today and it should be in the next couple of days. It all depends on the case load the coroner has in Toronto."

According to a Thunder Bay Police media release, police received a 911 call at approximately 8:40 a.m. on Sunday by a passerby who discovered the body of the deceased male.

Police have identified the man as 18-year-old Brayden Moonias of Thunder Bay.

Adams was not able to disclose where Moonias was found or if he was found in the water or on shore. 

A 52-year-old male was also found injured by EMS crews Sunday morning in the vicinity of McVicar Creek near Marina Park and was transported to hospital where he is still being treated. Adams said he does not want to speculate if the two incidents are related at this point in time.  

"They are being treated as two separate incidents, but certainly investigators look at every possibility," he said. 

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Thunder Bay Police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

"We are hoping the public will come forward," Adams said. "Even if they think it is a minute detail in the area around the time this discovery was made or anything leading up to it, it can help."