Body found by kayaker on McIntyre River

Police have the south bank of the McIntyre River taped off after a body was found by a kayaker early Saturday afternoon.

Thunder Bay police revealed on Tuesday that a male whose body was found in the city floodway Saturday was 21 years old Dylan Joe Francis Moonias of Thunder Bay.

A post-mortem examination was completed in Toronto Monday and “the results are pending further testing by the Regional Coroner’s Office,” police said in a statement.

On Monday, police said that family had asked that the man’s name not be released, requesting privacy.

Police continue to seek public assistance in trying to trace the Dylan's movements last Thursday night.

A 911 call was received at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Saturday when the body of Moonias was located by a kayaker in the river.

Emergency services arrived shortly afterwards and the scene was secured pending the investigation, police say in a statement.

Police have released the area where the body was recovered on the south shore of the floodway just east of Fort William Road.

While they continue to work with the coroner, police want to speak to any citizens who may have seen Moonias in the Intercity area on Sept. 21 at approximately 8:30 p.m.

He is described as being a slim with short black hair. He was wearing a beige/brown long sleeve shirt, black pants and black shoes. He may have been in the company of others in the area at that time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Thunder Bay Police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.


Click here for Obituary notice. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017 in the Everest Funeral Chapel, 299 Waverley Street at Algoma from 10:00am until noon. Funeral services will follow in Eabametoong First Nation. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Street Reach Thunder Bay.

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