Steven Jones charged in the random homicide of Taylor Marshall in Sault Ste Marie

The 2023 Ontario Homicide Victim List is available here

Sault Ste Marie police responded to the report of a deceased person at a multi-unit residence in the 100 block of John Street on September 7, 2023, around 5:00 p.m.

On arrival police located 22-year-old Taylor Marshall deceased. During the initial investigation, her death was deemed as suspicious. Through the investigation, detectives determined the victim had received significant injuries and there is suspected foul play in the death. The incident is now being investigated as a homicide.

A gofundme campaign has been created to help the family.

Anyone with information can contact Detective Sergeant Alison Campbell by calling 705-949-6300 ext. 288.

Update on September 14, 2023, detectives in Investigation Services arrested 25-year-old Steven Jones of Toronto, Ontario in connection with the death of 22-year-old Taylor Marshall.

Sault St Marie police said through the investigation it was determined the victim sustained significant stab wounds resulting in their death. Video and physical evidence lead investigators to tie the accused to the homicide.

Police said the victim and the accused were not known to each other. Following the homicide Investigators believed the accused made their way to the boardwalk where they violently assaulted another victim, who was not known to them, with a knife. The accused was arrested nearby a short time later and charged with attempted murder. Jones is facing an additional charge of murder in the first degree in connection with the death of Taylor.