Missing Person Jordan WABASSE Investigation Recap Print

[source: Thunder Bay Police Service]

February 23, 2011
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Missing Person Jordan WABASSE Investigation Recap

The investigation into the disappearance of Jordan WABASSE continues.  Jordan was last seen on the evening of February 7, 2011 when he stepped off of a city transit bus on Mary Street near Holt Place.

After Jordan's disappearance, an extensive search was conducted by the Thunder Bay Police Service Emergency Task Unit assisted by volunteers.  A multi-branch Investigation has followed up on information, tips and conducted numerous interviews.  Surveillance videos have been examined as part of the investigation.  The local media has also assisted in the effort.

Volunteers from Jordan's home of Webequie First Nation along with other First Nation communities have conducted a number of ground searches in an effort to locate the missing teen.  Police agencies including the O.P.P., The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service, The Anishinabek Police Service and the R.C.M.P. have assisted in the effort to locate Jordan WABASSE.

A ball cap and footprints were located just off shore on the Kaministiquia River just east of the James Street Bridge.  The O.P.P.'s Underwater Search and Recovery Unit searched the water with negative results.  An extensive ground and aerial search was conduced of the area also with negative results.  Investigators are awaiting results from an examination of the ball cap to determine if it did belong to Jordan.

The Thunder Bay Police Service will continue to investigate information and any tips that come forward.  The O.P.P. will be assisting in another water search once the ice on the Kaministiquia River has dissipated this spring.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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For Further Information Contact:
Chris Adams, Executive Officer - Thunder Bay Police Service 684-1248