Cops ID victims of triple slaying
The discovery of three bodies southwest of London days ago has turned into a full-blown homicide probe, as police appeal to the public for information about sightings of a grey pickup in the area.
The two men and one woman found dead Sunday in Middlesex Centre, near Bodkin Road and Jones Drive, were from Six Nations of the Grand River, an Indigenous community near Brantford, OPP said Thursday as they set up a telephone hotline for tips about the slayings.
One of the men found dead, 32-year-old Michael Jamieson, had a long history of run-ins with the law, Postmedia News has learned, including a raft of charges laid against him in January by Six Nations police after a man was found following a severe beating with brass knuckles.
While police revealed nothing about the cause of the deaths, only the names and ages of the victims, they zeroed in on the grey 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, asking anyone who saw it in the area before the bodies were found about 10 a.m. Sunday to contact them.
Also found dead were Melissa Miller, 37, and Alan Porter, 33, police said.
The rural site where the bodies were found is near the Oneida of the Thames First Nation. Chief Jessica Hill, who couldn’t be reached for comment Thursday, said earlier said the discovery of the bodies “demonstrates the need for more safety and security in the area.”
Six Nations Chief Ava Hill couldn’t be reached for comment.
Middlesex OPP say they “were alerted to the presence of a grey pickup truck in a field off of Bodkin Road. Upon further investigation, three persons were found deceased.”
Jamieson had multiple encounters with law enforcement and the justice system.
In January, he was charged with robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a prohibited weapon and breach of probation by Six Nations police after the beaten man was found in the snow outside his home.
Four years earlier, also in January, Jamieson was charged with aggravated assault after a boozy New Year’s party in Hamilton that left one man with multiple stab wounds.
In August 2011, he was charged with driving while disqualified, possession of stolen goods valued at more than $5,000 and breach of probation.
The arrest came when officers with Project Shutdown ran across a Cadillac Escalade in Six Nations territory that had been reported stolen from Waterloo Region earlier that day.
In August, 2013, Miller was charged with theft valued at less than $5,000 after a police chase that began when Norfolk OPP were tipped to what appeared to be a robbery in progress.
Anyone with information on the homicides is asked to call the OPP at 1-844-677-5050 or Six Nations police at 519-445-2811
With files from the