Police investigate deaths of three Six Nations members as homicides

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Three members of Six Nations of the Grand River have been found dead near Middlesex Centre, prompting a homicide investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police.

Six Nations Police announced they are assisting the OPP criminal investigations branch with the investigation in an area near Oneida Nation of the Thames, which is referenced in a press release. Oneida Nation Police Department is also assisting with the investigation.

The deceased were found on Sunday, Nov. 4, according to Middlesex OPP Const. Max Gomez. Officers responded to the scene shortly before 10 a.m. near Bodkin Road and Jones Drive where the bodies were found near a grey 2006 Silverado pickup truck in a field.

Police have identified the deceased as: Melissa Trudy Miller, 37; Alan Grant Porter, 33; and Michael Shane Jamieson, 32, all members of Six Nations of the Grand River. Their deaths have been confirmed to be homicides by the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service in Toronto.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance with the triple homicide investigation. Anyone who may have any information is asked to contact a newly established police tip line at 1-844-677-5050, the Six Nations Police Service at 519-445-2811, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.crimestoppers-brant.ca.

“In light of this tragic and traumatic event that has affected the Six Nations as well as surrounding communities, Six Nations would like to remind everyone to be respectful of the families at this time and let them heal,” wrote the Six Nations Police in a statement.

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