Arrest made after Victoria man found murdered in Ontario

Arrest made after Victoria man found murdered in Ontario
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Police have arrested a 36-year-old man, who is now facing a murder charge after a weekend homicide that left a Victoria man dead in a hotel in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

City police said they were called to Thunder Bay’s Midtown Inn on Saturday, May 30, around 10:20 p.m. where they found a 29-year-old man from British Columbia at the scene.

The man was identified as Victoria resident Paul Vivier.

Vivier was taken by paramedics to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre where he was pronounced deceased. It has yet to be revealed what was the cause of his death.

According to a Thunder Bay Police report, they arrested Denis Terry Bernard the following day. Bernard has been charged with one count of second-degree murder. He appeared in bail court on Monday and remains in police custody.

Thunder Bay Police added that the accused and the suspect knew each other, but are still seeking help from members of the public to come forward if they have any information about the incident.

A police presence remains in the area of the Midtown Inn where the scene is being held, according to the report.

None of these allegations have been proven in court.

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