Three charged in triple homicide of Six Nations members

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The Ontario Provincial Police and Six Nations Police have charged three residents of Six Nations of the Grand River with the murders of three community members.

The arrests come five months after the bodies of 37-year-old Melissa Trudi Miller, 33-year-old Alan Grant Porter and 32-year-old Michael Shane Jamieson were found on Nov. 4 off a rural road in Middlesex County. Miller was seven months pregnant at the time of her death.

Detective Superintendent Ken Leppert of OPP Criminal Investigation Services and Superintendent Catherine Yeandle-Slater – Director of Operations for OPP West Region were joined by Acting Deputy Chief Darren Montour of the Six Nations Police Service on Thursday in Ohsweken to announce the charges laid as part of the homicide investigation that began in late 2018.

The three people charged with second-degree murder are 36-year-old Nicholas Shipman (three counts), 30-year-old Thomas Bomberry (two counts); and 32-year-old Jamie Beaver (one count).

Bomberry and Shipman have been arrested and remain in custody. They are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brantford on May 9, 2019. Beaver was arrested earlier Thursday and is being held for a bail hearing. 

Police will not comment on specific details to protect the integrity of the ongoing criminal investigation and any ensuing court processes. There is also a publication ban in place. 

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the dedicated police tip-line at 1-844-677-5050, or the Six Nations Police Service at 519-445-2811. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may 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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