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39-year-old faces murder charge after incident in local park

By Chloe Hannan Jun 10, 2024 | 6:25 PM

A Thunder Bay man has been charged with second-degree murder after an incident in Kaministiquia River Heritage Park.

Someone passing through the park found a person unconscious early on June 1.

The man was taken to the hospital and pronounced deceased. He was later identified as 34-year-old Francis Joseph Valle, also of Thunder Bay.

Major Crimes and Forensics helped in the investigation and police made an arrest on Sunday.

The 39-year-old appeared before a judge on Monday and will remain behind bars until his next court date.

Police did not say if they knew each other.