Police search for vehicle in homicide investigation
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.