Human remains found in Oneida have been identified as the body of 48-year-old Douglas Hill, West Region OPP say.
“I would like to personally thank all of the citizens that provided information to investigators to bring this incident to a successful conclusion. We located Douglas Hill and it is my hopes that this will bring some resolution to his family,” Chief Glenn Lickers of the Six Nations Police said in a press release.
OPP forensic identification services, Ontario forensic pathology services and forensic anthropology, and the office of the chief coroner for Ontario assisted to identify Hill’s body.
Hill was last seen on Six Nations Grand River territory, near Brantford, on June 24.
Brant County OPP reported that remains had been found on Thursday.
A 17-year-old girl was charged with second-degree murder in Hill’s death. She can not be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Two other women, 24 and 35, a man, are also charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder.
Police asked the public for assistance in locating a dark Chevrolet or GMC SUV with tinted windows and possibly front end damage in relation to Hill’s disappearance on July 27.
“It was as a result of the phenomenal cooperation of the public that we received,” said OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk of the public’s assistance in locating Hill’s remains.
“In this case we were overwhelmed and inundated with calls from the public assisting with this investigation, so we want to take this opportunity to thank those people from the public,” Sanchuk said.
Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Police and Oneida Nation of the Thames First Nation Police were also involved in the investigation.
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