SIX NATIONS — The surviving family members of the victims in a still unsolved triple homicide, released a video today – appealing to the public for help.
On November 4, 2018, OPP discovered three bodies near a stolen 2006 grey Chevy Silverado pick up truck just outside Oneida Nation of the Thames on Bodkin Road.
Police identified the victims as Melissa Trudy Miller, 37; Alan Grant Porter, 33; and Michael Shane Jamieson, 32, all of Six Nations of the Grand River.
Linda Porter, sister to one of the victims, Alan Porter, spoke on the video.
“This waiting is killing us,”said Porter. “It’s tough going on without them but it’s tougher knowing that there’s killers in our community. That’s what’s scary. Cuz we got kids out there yet. Who’s next?” asked Porter.
“If somebody out there can bring us some kind of closure – please..”, Porter said.
Little details were released to the public about the cause of death and it is unknown if the victims were killed at the location where they were discovered. Post mortem investigators confirmed the cause of death in all three victims to be homicide. Police also confirmed that Miller was seven months pregnant at the time of her death.
On November 23, 2018 a woman from Six Nations, Kirsten Bomberry, 36; was arrested and charged with three counts of Accessory After the Fact to Murder.
She was held for a show cause hearing on November 24, 2018, where she was remanded into custody. A publication ban is now in effect in that case.
To date, the person or persons who killed Miller, Porter and Jamieson has not been identified.
These deaths mark five as of yet unsolved murders on Six Nations.
The 2017 murders of Douglas Hill and Dustin Monture remain unsolved.
Monture was found shot in the head on the lawn of a Six Nations residence. Six Nations Police say they are now investigating a new case – an attempted murder where the victim, a 22 year old male, was found shot in the head at a Sixth Line residence.
Police have not said if they believe either of those cases are connected to the triple homicide investigation.
There is speculation in the community that the murders of the Miller, Porter and Jamieson may be connected to the death of Hill. His remains were discovered in a shallow grave on the south end of Bodkin Road outside Oneida Nation of the Thames in August 2017 – just a few kilometres from where the three victims bodies were discovered.
Hill is reported to have been the common-law spouse of one of the victims in the triple homicide, Melissa Trudy Miller.
The 48 year old was reported missing in June of 2017. A 17 year old girl was arrested and charged with second degree murder in connection to Hill’s death.
Three others, Lori Anne Staats, Holly Martin and Nicholas Shipman later faced accessory to murder charges in the case. It was alleged they helped the 17 year old girl escape detection by police.
Charges against Staats, Martin and Shipman were dismissed in pre-trial after a judge determined there was insufficient evidence to continue to trial. Charges against the teen were later withdrawn.
Police would not confirm if the two cases were connected – but said at a press conference they were treating the triple homicide and murder of Hill as two separate events.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Six Nations Police at 519-445-2811 or OPP’s tip line at 1-844-677-5050.