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Police issue warrant for second murder suspect

Jason Raven, 23, faces second-degree murder charge in death of 52-year-old Andrew Ayre.
Jason Raven
Jason Raven (Police handout)

THUNDER BAY – City police have identified a second suspect in Thunder Bay’s latest homicide case.

In a release issued on Wednesday morning, police say an arrest warrant has been issued for 23-year-old Jason Raven of Thunder Bay, wanted for second-degree murder and robbery.

Last Thursday afternoon police responded to a report of an injured male on the corner of Victoria Avenue and North Street, where paramedics found the victim in distress.

Andrew Ayre, 52, later succumbed to his injuries in hospital on Monday, after being taken to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre for treatment.

David Vernon Gregorovich, 32, was arrested on Monday night without incident and appeared in court, where he was charged with second-degree murder and robbery. He was remanded into custody awaiting a future court date.

Police warn the public not to approach Raven, but asked if anyone has information that could lead to an arrest to contact them 911 or 684-1200. The public can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at

Police have not released a photo of the suspect. 

Leith Dunick

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A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith has been the editor of Thunder Bay Source for 18 years and has served a similar role with since 2009. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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