Po­lice iden­tify mur­der vic­tims

The Expositor (Brantford) - - FRONT PAGE -

Po­lice have iden­ti­fied three Six Na­tions res­i­dents as homi­cide vic­tims in an in­ves­ti­ga­tion of sus­pi­cious deaths in the mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Mid­dle­sex Cen­tre, just north­west of Lon­don.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the vic­tims as Melissa Trudy Miller, 37, Alan Grant Porter, 33, and Michael Shane Jamieson, 32.

Po­lice ear­lier said in a re­lease that of­fi­cers “re­sponded to an area near Bod­kin Road and Jones Drive, af­ter the dis­cov­ery of three de­ceased per­sons” just be­fore 10 a.m. Sun­day.

The re­lease said the deaths were con­sid­ered sus­pi­cious.

Au­top­sies con­firmed the deaths as homi­cides, po­lice said Thurs­day.

Po­lice said they were alerted to the pres­ence of a grey pickup truck in a field off of Bod­kin Road. The three vic­tims were found de­ceased at the lo­ca­tion.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­volves mem­bers with the Mid­dle­sex OPP ma­jor crime unit, OPP West Re­gion crim­i­nal oper­a­tions, OPP foren­sic iden­ti­fi­ca­tion ser­vices, un­der the di­rec­tion of Det. Insp. Pete Lip­trott of the OPP Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Branch. Also help­ing are Six Na­tions and Oneida Na­tion of the Thames po­lice, Of­fice of the Chief Coro­ner and the On­tario Foren­sic Pathol­ogy Ser­vice.

Po­lice are ask­ing for the pub­lic’s help.

Any­one who may have any in­for­ma­tion or may have seen a grey 2006 Chevro­let Sil­ver­ado pickup truck in the area of Bod­kin Road, prior to 10 a.m. on Sun­day, is asked to con­tact a newly es­tab­lished po­lice tip-line at 1-844-677-5050, or Six Na­tions po­lice at 519-445-2811.

To re­main anony­mous, call Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be el­i­gi­ble to re­ceive a cash re­ward of up to $2,000.

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Po­lice are ask­ing the pub­lic for tips about a grey 2006 Chevro­let Sil­ver­ardo pickup truck that may have been seen in the area of Bod­kin Road in Mid­delex Cen­tre prior to 10 a.m. Sun­day.

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