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Loved ones look to community to help cover murder victim’s funeral costs

A GoFundMe page has been set up to provide murder victim, Jeff Twain, with a funeral and memorial service. 

The fundraiser was set up by Shannon Gilligan and Tianna Beer.

“[Twain] was not a random victim, he was a man with so much passion, courage and bravery. This wasn’t the first time Jeff was known to stick up for someone. He did this often, so often that he made endless connections, with so many people,” stated Gilligan and Beer in the GoFundMe description. 

The police investigation stated the suspect had assaulted two women at the New Year’s party on Gormanville Road before getting into the altercation that led to the 29-year-old’s death.

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“Jeff was passionate about standing up for domestic violence and always ensured everyone’s safety was at the forefront,” Gilligan and Beer stated. “He lived his life protecting those around him, and the night his life was taken from him, he took his last breaths doing just that, protecting others’.”

The GoFundMe page set an original goal of $3,000 when it was created on Monday. Gilligan states they have increased the fundraising goal to $6,000 as “$3,000 isn’t going to cover everything” in regards to funeral services. 

As of Tuesday morning (20 hours into the fundraiser), the GoFundMe page has raised over $3,200. 

North Bay Police Service Chief, Scott Tod, offered his condolences in a statement regarding the ongoing homicide investigation. 

“The North Bay Police Service will continue to investigate this murder and dedicate all our resources necessary to support the prosecution of the person responsible for this horrendous crime in our community. We thank the members of the public and nearby neighbours who assisted the police, and other emergency services partners, responding to this crime for their support and willingness to assist in providing information.”

Police say they have completed several interviews for the case and currently have the forensic identification unit handling various items collected by investigators. 

A 20-year-old man is currently in police custody on one charge of second-degree murder, two counts of assault, one count of assault with a weapon and one charge for uttering threats.

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