Three members of Six Nations found dead
The discovery of three bodies just outside the Oneida of the Thames First Nation has turned into a triple homicide investigation.
The two men and one woman found dead on Sunday in Middlesex Centre, near Bodkin Road and Jones Drive, were from Six Nations of the Grand River, a First Nations community near Brantford Ont.
Police were called to the area at 10 a.m. Sunday after reports of a grey truck in a field.
The OPP would not say whether the bodies were found inside the truck, or outside.
Police confirmed the identities of the deceased as 37-year-old Melissa Trudy Miller, 33-year-old Alan Grant Porter and 32-year-old Michael Shane Jamieson.
On Wednesday, multiple OPP K-9 searches were done in the area where the truck and bodies were found.
While police revealed the names and ages of the victims, nothing was said about the cause of the deaths and few other details are known.
However police have zeroed in on the grey 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup and are asking members of the public who may have seen the truck in the area of Bodkin Road prior to 10 a.m. on Nov 4th to contact them.
According to Global News, though the grisly discovery wasn’t made on Oneida Nation land, its Chief, Jessica Hill, has been in contact with Six Nations.
“We’re sending our condolences to the community of Six Nations, to the families there” she said.
“We’re hoping the individuals responsible will be brought to justice.”
The OPP has set up a hotline for tips related to the homicide investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call a new police tipline at 1-844-677-5050, the Six Nations Police Service at 1519-445-2811 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Police have confirmed that the homicides are not being investigated in connection with any other cases.
Similar incident in 2017
The remains of 48-year-old Douglas Hill were found on Oneida land, in Aug 2017. He was last seen in Six Nations on June 24th. Hill’s death was considered a homicide.
The cause of his death has not been made public. Four people were charged in connection with the case including a 17-year-old girl. The charges were all dismissed last month.
No information is available as to why the prosecution ended.
By Black Power, RPM Staff