Cops ID vic­tims of triple slay­ing

The Observer (Sarnia) - - NEWS - DAN BROWN

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

Brant­ford Ex­pos­i­tor


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