OHSWEKEN – Six Nations Elected Chief Ava Hill is calling for privacy for surviving families after police released the identities of three homicide victims.
OPP confirmed the identities of the deceased as 37 year old Melissa Trudy Miller, 33 year old Alan Grant Porter and 32 year old Micheal Shane Jamieson – all of Six Nations.
“We are saddened to hear of the recent murder of three of our community members,” said Six Nations Elected Chief Ava Hill. “Our thoughts now are with the family members and our community agencies are gathering together to provide support to the families and the community.”
Six Nations Health Services has a crisis command centre open for members of the community to access services tonight until 10 p.m. through to Monday.
Chief Hill said, “We understand that this is an on-going police investigation by the OPP and we ask that the families be granted the privacy that they have requested”
Six Nations Health Services is providing extended hours for support in the community starting tonight, (Thursday, November 8) at Gane Yohs Community Health Centre located at 1769 Chiefswood Road in Ohsweken for anyone who is in need of additional supports through to 10 p.m. tonight and then ongoing tomorrow through to November 11th from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m..
On Sunday, November 4, 2018 shortly before 10:00 a.m., officers from the Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police detachment responded to an area near Bodkin Road and Jones Drive in the Municipality of Middlesex Centre, after the discovery of three deceased persons.
Police were alerted to the presence of a grey pick-up truck in a field off of Bodkin Road with the three victims were found dead.
Post mortems were conducted on Tuesday in Toronto and OPP say the cause of death was confirmed as homicides for each of the victims.
Police are asking for the public’s assistance with regard to this investigation. Anyone who may have any information or may have seen a grey 2006, Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck in the area of Bodkin Road, prior to 10:00 a.m., November 4, 2018 is asked to contact a newly established police tip-line at 1-844-677-5050, or the Six Nations Police Service at 519-445-2811 with any information.