After two years of searching and a 27-month-long investigation by the North West OPP, two men are now facing charges related to the disappearance and suspected murder of 26-year-old Alyssa Turnbull from Nipigon, but her suspected killers remain at large.

Two Nipigon residents are now facing charges of Committing Indignity to a Body, which as described by the Criminal Code of Canada, is to improperly or indecently interfere with or offer any indignity to a dead human body or human remains, whether buried or not.

Despite these charges being laid, the OPP says Turnbull’s remains are still unaccounted for and the OPP’s search and investigation will continue.

Now, the OPP say 60-year-old Brian Soos of Nipigon is facing charges of:

- Committing Indignity to a Body,
- Obstruct Justice

As well, 27-year-old Nick Soos is facing charges of:

- Committing Indignity to a Body,
- Obstruct Justice

Both of the accused have been remanded into custody pending their next appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay.

“For the last 27 months, our investigative team has worked diligently to identify those responsible for Alyssa's disappearance, suspecting foul play was involved,” said Detective Inspector Darryl Sigouin.

“We are hopeful the charges we have laid bring some form of resolution to Alyssa's family and the community – which can further assist by providing more information."

The OPP says the then 26-year-old of Thunder Bay had been living in Nipigon and she was last seen alive between March 23 and March 25, 2020. She was reported missing over two weeks later on April 14, 2020, by her family.

At the time of her disappearance, Alyssa was described as 5’3” tall, approximately 100 lbs, with shoulder-length blonde hair and blue eyes, although she may have changed her hair colour to purple or red.

Extensive searches took place across the Nipigon area as the OPP suspected foul play was a factor in her disappearance. Several pieces of evidence were collected, which police say strongly indicates foul play, but charges were never laid until now.

As well, the OPP now note they believe the Soos’ and Turnbull had ‘common interests’, but did not elaborate further.

A $50,000 reward remains in place for information related to Turnbull’s disappearance, leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible, or, for information resulting in locating her.

The OPP say they never close an unsolved homicide, and the file is considered active until it’s resolved. Anyone with any information related to the case is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Other local cold case investigations include Henry Stone-Arnold who was last seen in Dryden in the summer of 2018, Richard Roach who was killed in Sioux Narrows in February of 2015, Susan Assin who was found murdered in 1974, and Kenora’s ‘Millie’ Jane Doe of 2009, an unidentified body found by a hiker in a small tent near Rapids Road.