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Homicide #10  Manslaughter charge laid in death of senior
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Homicide #10 Manslaughter charge laid in death of senior

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  August 2, 2022 (LSNews)   Members of the Crimes Against Seniors Unit reported today that Police charged an elderly woman with manslaughter following a May incident at a long-term care home that led to the death of a 91-year-old resident.

This is the City of Thunder Bay 10th Homicide and the first that is not drug-related 

The Thunder Bay Police Service was made aware of a death that occurred at the Bethammi Long-Term Care Home on Carrie Street on May 24, 2022. The death was connected to a resident-on-resident altercation that had occurred at the facility in the afternoon hours of May 18, 2022.

Members of the Crimes Against Seniors Unit became involved in the ongoing investigation. Throughout the investigation, police had the full cooperation and support from the long-term care facility. The safety of residents was of paramount concern following this incident.

Investigators learned that a 91-year-old male had become seriously injured following a fall at the long-term care facility, and later succumbed to their injuries.

Police also learned the fall occurred after the victim and accused became involved in a physical altercation.

A post-mortem examination was completed in Toronto.

As a result of their continued investigation, police began treating the incident as a potential homicide.

A female suspect was identified and later formally charged.

Harriet GRAY, 84, of Thunder Bay, is charged with manslaughter.

She appeared in court today and now has a future appearance date of August 16, 2022.

The accused will remain at a secured and supervised care facility within the City of Thunder Bay and is no longer residing at the home where the initial incident occurred.

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Murders Thunder Bay vs other Ontario Cities

Thunder Bay maintained its title as the murder capital of Canada in 2018,  For the third consecutive year - and the fourth time in the last five years

 It has been announced again that Thunder Bay is the Murder Capital of Canada for 2018 in Canada for CMAs with populations between 100,000 to less than 500,000 people

Thunder Bay had the highest rate in that category with 6.38 homicides per 100,000.
Barrie with zero
St. Catharines–Niagara  Region with 0.42


Thunder Bay has the highest Opiod death Rate in Ontario

Path 525 Thunder Bay Drug Injection Site  Lake Superior NewsIn 2018, 44 people died of opioid overdose in Thunder Bay.

It’s made Thunder Bay the highest per capita opioid death rate in Ontario.

The 44 deaths were a 40 per cent increase from 2017, a year in which Thunder Bay also held the highest provincial rate.

Between July 2017 and June 2018, nearly 3,900 naloxone kits were handed out by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit and local pharmacies, 



Thunder Bay is that the homicide rate for 2017 is down from 2016 when it stood at 6.62 per 100,000

Greater Sudbury's murder rate is  remains one of the lowest in Canada. murder rate was 0.61 per 100,000 people

Thunder Bay as the only Legal Injeciton site in Northern Ontario 

Murders by Ward 2019

  • Homicide #1  Leo Chiodo  Westfort Ward 108th Avenue Mission Island 
  • Homicide #2  Tanya Andy  McIntrye Ward Behind Landmark Inn
  • Homicide #3  Claude Justin KISHIQUEB Current River Ward Cumberland Street
  • Homicide #4  Robenson St Jean McIntrye Ward Hilldale and Melbourne
  • Homicide #5  Andrew Ayre McKellar Ward,  Victoria Ave East
  • Homicide #6  Nazareth Andrew KWANDIBENS Current River Ward  Arundel Street

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