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Double murder arrests made in Sioux Lookout

Garnet Loon, 41 and Kailee Loon, 19, wanted in conjunction with Carl Avenue killings.
Carl Avenue

THUNDER BAY – Two people have been arrested in conjunction with the deaths of a man and woman in Thunder Bay that police have deemed a double homicide.

City police on Monday said they took a man and a woman into custody in Sioux Lookout.

Garnet Loon, 41 and Kailee Loon, 19 were arrested without incident and transported back to Thunder Bay, where they appeared in court on Monday morning.

Both accused were known to the victims, Robert Gray, 50, and Kory Campbell, 22.

The suspects remain behind bars awaiting a future court date to face second-degree murder charges. 

A man named Garnet Loon in 2009 pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the killing of 18-year-old Jordan Achneepineskum, which occured on Christmas Eve in 2007. According to testimony from Loon's 2009 trial, Achneepineskum and his girlfriend Kelly Campbell were drinking at the Royal Edward Arms, Achneepineskum playfully bit Campbell, Loon's step-daughter, on the neck, enraging Loon, who threw him on the floor, kicked, beat him with a stick, put a shopping bag over his head and dumped him in a bathtub where the assault continued on and off. 

After forcing Campbell, then 17, to clean the room with bleach, the victim's body was dressed in clean clothes and dumped in the lobby and later pronounced dead in hospital. 

Loon got six years for the killing. 

Police say they are continuing their investigation of the Carl Avenue deaths, adding the forensics identification unit is examining the crime scene.

Post-mortem examinations on the two victims are still pending.

Police say because the matter is before the court, limited information will be available from them regarding the case.


Leith Dunick

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A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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