NIPIGON, Ont. - A second person has been charged in connection with the 2020 disappearance of 26-year-old Alyssa Turnbull.
The Ontario Provincial Police confirmed Wednesday morning that 60-year-old Brian Soos is facing charges of committing an indignity to human remains and obstruction of justice.
Court documents show that 27-year-old Nicholas Soos of Nipigon Ont. was also charged with committing an indignity to human remains and obstruction of justice in relation to Turnbull.
According to the OPP, it is believed the accused and Turnbull had “common interests.” Police also confirmed that Turnbull’s remains have still not been found.
Turnbull was last seen in the Nipigon area between March 23 and 25, 2020 and she was reported missing to police on April 14, 2020.
In April 2022, the OPP confirmed that evidence collected indicates Turnbull’s disappearance was suspicious and led to her death.
“For the last 27 months, our investigative team has worked diligently to identify those responsible for Alyssa's disappearance, suspecting foul play was involved,” said Det. Insp. Darryl Sigouin, major case manager with the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch.
“We are hopeful the charges we have laid bring some form of resolution to Alyssa's family and the community -- which can further assist by providing more information.”
A $50,000 reward remains in place for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the disappearance of Turnbull.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or their local police service. Police will follow up on any information provided, regardless of how insignificant it may seem.
Those wishing to remain anonymous can call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip online at ontariocrimestoppers.ca/submit-a-tip/submit-a-tip.
The two accused have been remanded into custody pending their next court appearance.