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3 Arrested in Death of Burned Man in Thunder Bay

Updated: 07/22/2014 9:03 PM
Created: 07/22/2014 9:02 PM WDIO.com

Three people have been arrested on second-degree murder charges after a gruesome incident in Thunder Bay.

Police responding to a report of a grass fire found a burned male on Friday evening in the grassy area between the Harbour Expressway and Field street.  An autopsy conducted in Toronto found that the male suffered from injuries due to a violent assault and severe burns.

Three suspects were arrested over the weekend.  Police said 21-year-old Keith Mishenene, 26-year-old Felton Sakanee, and 20-year-old Larissa Shingabis are charged with second-degree murder.

Officers kept the area where the body was found closed for several days to conduct a grid search.  The area was expected to reopen Tuesday.

Chief J.P. Levesque says the area where the incident occurred needs to be made less attractive for violent activity.  A police press release said the department is committed to working with community partners to make necessary changes in the area.

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