Third per­son charged as po­lice con­tinue search­ing for body of Six Na­tions man

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

Po­lice have charged a third per­son in their on­go­ing homi­cide in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the dis­ap­pear­ance of a 48-year-old Six Na­tions man.

OPP and Six Na­tions Po­lice ar­rested 24-year-old Lori Anne Staats of Six Na­tions early Thurs­day morn­ing and charged her with ac­ces­sory af­ter the fact to mur­der.

Six Na­tions Po­lice Chief Glenn Lick­ers said Fri­day in­ves­ti­ga­tors are still re­ceiv­ing calls about the dis­ap­pear­ance of Dou­glas Hill.

“I am urg­ing any­one with any in­for­ma­tion, no mat­ter how triv­ial, to con­tact Six Na­tions Po­lice. As a com­mu­nity, we need to bring res­o­lu­tion to the fam­ily of Dou­glas Hill,” Lick­ers said in a news re­lease Fri­day.

Hill, who was liv­ing in Brant­ford at the time of his dis­ap­pear­ance, was last seen on Six Na­tions June 24 around 9 a.m.

Staats is ex­pected to make a court ap­pear­ance in Brant­ford at a later date to an­swer to the charge.

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

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

Po­lice are still search­ing for Hill’s body. They have con­ducted ground searches on Six Na­tions.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors are look­ing for any wit­nesses who may have seen the dark-coloured SUV with tinted win­dows and pos­si­ble front-end dam­age. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-3101122 or the Six Na­tions Po­lice Ser­vice at 519-445-2811. To of­fer tips anony­mously, call Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Dou­glas Hill is still miss­ing

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