Three homicide victims found near London identified

Three homicide victims found near London identified
Police ID victims in Middlesex triple homicide
A grey 2006, Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck is pictured in this image released by Ontario Provincial police Thursday November 08, 2018. (Handout /OPP)

Ontario Provincial Police have identified three people whose bodies were found in a field south of London, Ont. over the weekend in what investigators are now describing as a triple homicide.

OPP released this image of a grey 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. A similar vehicle was seen in the area where three bodies were found in Middlesex County, Ont.

Police responded to an area near Bodkin Road and Jones Drive in the municipality of Middlesex Centre at around 10 a.m. on Nov. 04.

Officers received a call about a grey pick-up truck in a field off of Bodkin Road. When they went to investigate, three bodies were found in the area.

Police are asking for public help to identify a grey 2006 Chevrolet Silveratdo pickup truck seen in the area where the bodies were found before 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Autopsy results have since confirmed that the three were murdered, though police did not say how they died.

In a news release Thursday, police identified the victims as 37-year-old Melissa Trudy Miller, 33-year-old Alan Grant Porter and 32-year-old Michael Shane Jamieson. All three were from Six Nations of the Grand River.

Police are also appealing to the public for information. They are particularly interested in speaking with anyone who may have seen a grey 2006, Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck in the area of Bodkin Road prior to 10 a.m. on Nov. 04. Police also released an image of the type of vehicle involved.

Police were called to an area near Bodkin Road and Jones Drive in Middlesex County at 10 a.m. Sunday after reports of a grey pick-up truck in a field. The area borders the Oneida Nation of the Thames.

OPP are asking anyone who saw a grey 2006 Chevrolet Silverado in the area of Bodkin Road in Middlesex Centre before 10 a.m. on Sunday to call a police tip line 1-844-677-5050.

The discovery of three bodies southwest of London days ago has turned into a full-blown homicide probe, as police appeal to the public for information about sightings of a grey pickup in the area. The two men and one woman found dead Sunday in Middlesex Centre, near Bodkin Road and Jones Drive, were from Six Nations of the Grand River, an Indigenous community near Brantford, OPP said Thursday as they set up a telephone hotline for tips about the slayings. One of the men found dead, 32-year-old Michael Jamieson, had a long history of run-ins with the law, Postmedia News has learned, including a raft of charges laid against him in January by Six Nations police after a man was found following a severe beating with brass knuckles. While police revealed nothing about the cause of the deaths, only the names and ages of the victims, they zeroed in on the grey 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, asking anyone who saw it in the area before the bodies were found about 10 a.m. Sunday to contact them. Also found dead were Melissa Miller, 37, and Alan Porter, 33, police said. The rural site where the bodies were found is near the Oneida of the Thames First Nation. Chief Jessica Hill, who couldn’t be reached for comment Thursday, said earlier said the discovery of the bodies “demonstrates the need for more safety and security in the area.” Six Nations Chief Ava Hill couldn’t be reached for comment. Middlesex OPP say they “were alerted to the presence of a grey pickup truck in a field off of Bodkin Road. Upon further investigation, three persons were found deceased.” Jamieson had multiple encounters with law enforcement and the justice system. In January, he was charged with robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a prohibited weapon and breach of probation by Six Nations police after the beaten man was found in the snow outside his home. Four years earlier, also in January, Jamieson was charged with aggravated assault after a boozy New Year’s party in Hamilton that left one man with multiple stab wounds. In August 2011, he was charged with driving while disqualified, with possession of stolen goods valued at more than $5,000 and breach of probation. The arrest came when officers with Project Shutdown ran across a Cadillac Escalade in Six Nations territory that had been reported stolen from Waterloo Region earlier that day. In August, 2013, Miller was charged with theft valued at under $5,000 after a police chase that began when Norfolk OPP were tipped to what appeared to be a robbery in progress. [email protected]/DanatLFPressWith files by Brantford ExpositorIF YOU HAVE INFORMATION Call the OPP at 1-844-677-5050 or Six Nations police at 519 445-2811

"It's creepy that something happened so close," George said. "There's nothing really down that way. Just some fields and trails."