Two dead in Fort Erie waterfront tragedy

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The man who was wanted for attempted murder has been found dead in Fort Erie.

At 1:30 Saturday afternoon police recovered a body from the Niagara River near Jarvis Street.

The body has been positively identified as 28 year old, Fort Erie resident Joshawa Raymond Douglas Brooks.

Brooks had been wanted for attempted murder of a young child after officers were called to the waterfront for 3 people in distress. 

Nearby residents rescued the boy and a 29 year old Fort Erie woman. 

The woman died in hospital today.

The child is in hospital listed in stable condition. 

This investigation remains ongoing by detectives from the 5 District Fort Erie Criminal Investigations Branch and the office of the Coroner. 

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact 5 District Fort Erie. 

 

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