Po­lice search for ve­hi­cle in homi­cide in­ves­ti­ga­tion

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - NICOLE O’REILLY nor­eilly@thes­pec.com 905-526-3199 | @Ni­coleatTheSpec

Po­lice want to hear from any­one with in­for­ma­tion about a dark-coloured Chevro­let or GMC SUV that may be con­nected with the dis­ap­pear­ance of a 48-year-old Six Na­tions man.

OPP and Six Na­tions po­lice con­tinue to search for the body of Dou­glas Hill, an Indige­nous man last seen June 24 around 9 a.m. on Six Na­tions of the Grand River af­ter leav­ing Brant­ford on foot ear­lier that morn­ing.

A 17-year-old girl, who can’t be named un­der the Youth Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Act, is charged with sec­ond-de­gree mur­der.

Holly Martin, 35, of Brant­ford, is charged with ac­ces­sory af­ter the fact to mur­der.

Po­lice are look­ing for any wit­nesses who may have seen the dark-coloured SUV with tinted win­dows and pos­si­ble front-end dam­age.

The ve­hi­cle was seen the day of Hill’s dis­ap­pear­ance in the area of Suther­land Road, also known as Chippewa Road or Side Road 8, on the Chippewa of the Thames First Na­tion.

The ve­hi­cle may have also driven through Muncey, Ont., or Oneida First Na­tions, OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk said, adding po­lice be­lieve the ve­hi­cle trav­elled over a broad area.

The ve­hi­cle is “one piece of the puz­zle” in­ves­ti­ga­tors are try­ing to solve, he said.

Sanchuk couldn’t com­ment on how the ve­hi­cle may be tied to the homi­cide.

Po­lice have con­ducted ground searches in Six Na­tions but have not found Hill’s re­mains.

Sanchuk said po­lice con­tinue to fol­low up on tips from the pub­lic.

Hill is de­scribed as an Indige­nous man who had a long, dark hair in a pony­tail, fa­cial hair and a vis­i­ble tat­too of a feather on his right cheek.

He stood about five-foot-five and weighed about 167 pounds. He was known to wear pre­scrip­tion sun­glasses.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors ask any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the case to con­tact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, or Six Na­tions Po­lice Ser­vice at 519-445-2811.

Dou­glas Hill, 48, was last seen on the Six Na­tions re­serve on June 24.

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