UPDATE: 14-Year-Old Charged in Death of Barrie Teen

Police Say Victim was Fifteen


Barrie Police confirm the victim in a Barrie homicide this week was a 15-year-old boy, and while an autopsy has been performed, the cause of death has not been released.

A publication ban has since been put in place while a teenage suspect is before the courts.


Barrie Police have charged a 14-year-old boy with First Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault with a Weapon and Fail to Comply with Sentence as they continue to investigate the death of another teenager.

Police were called early Tuesday morning to a home on Penvill Trail where they found a youth with life-threatening wounds. He was pronounced dead at hospital.

A Post Mortem will be conducted Thursday to confirm a cause of death.

The identity of the accused, who was remanded into custody late Tuesday afternoon, cannot be released in accordance with provisions contained within the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

He returns to court Friday for a bail hearing.


A teenaged male is in custody while the Barrie Police Homicide Unit investigates the death of another.

Police were called to a Penvill Trail home before 6 o’clock Tuesday morning where they found the victim suffering from life-threatening wounds. He was pronounced dead at hospital.

A suspect was taken into custody about 15 minutes later at a home on McIntyre Drive.

Barrie Police Services’ Peter Leon confirms both the victim and the suspect were under the age of 18.

Investigators believe there is no threat to public safety.