Police determine Tay Township death is a murder case


The death of an individual in Tay Township has been confirmed as a homicide.

On Monday, July 5, 2021, at approximately 11:00 p.m., members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an incident at a residence on Old Fort Road in Tay Township. Officers located a deceased adult male outside the home.

The victim has been identified as Jonus Keegan PALMER, age 24 of Tay Township, Ontario. A post mortem examination at the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service in Toronto on July 7, 2021 has confirmed the cause of death was a gunshot wound.

Police believe there is no threat to the general public as this is not believed to be a random incident. Investigators did make an arrest at the scene, but it was unrelated to the homicide. No further details on that arrest can be released at this time.

The investigation by the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), with assistance from the OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) and in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. You can also contact Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.