Thunder Bay Police Seek Information in Unsolved Murder Case

Thunder Bay Police Seek Information in Unsolved Murder Case

The Thunder Bay Police Service is appealing to the public for information regarding the unsolved murder of Conrad Bannon, which occurred two years ago. Bannon, 31, was found dead inside an apartment complex on Amelia Street West on November 4, 2021. Police responded to reports of gunshots and determined that Bannon had sustained fatal injuries from a shooting.

A 17-year-old youth was arrested in Cambridge, Ontario, in January 2022 and initially charged with first-degree murder. However, the Crown has since withdrawn the charges. The investigation into Bannon’s death remains ongoing, and the police are urging anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Inspector Jeremy Pearson highlighted the complexities of the case, noting that the involvement of individuals from outside the community, using street names and pseudonyms, adds difficulty to the investigation. The illicit drug trade, with connections to the Greater Toronto Area, is believed to be linked to Bannon’s murder.

Pearson emphasized the importance of inter-agency cooperation between the Thunder Bay Police Service, local services in the Greater Toronto Area, and the Ontario Provincial Police. Such collaboration has been crucial in addressing the increasing complexity of major crime investigations, which often involve individuals from different parts of the province and country.

The influx of people into Thunder Bay for drug-related activities has been a growing trend over the past decade. This has led to an increase in violent crime and social issues associated with substance misuse disorders. Pearson stated that the city is currently at the center of this phenomenon.

As the investigation into Conrad Bannon’s murder continues, the Thunder Bay Police Service is urging community members to provide any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to assist in bringing closure to the grieving family and concluding the investigation.

 

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