(TOWN OF MINTO, ON) - On Tuesday March 12, 2019 at approximately 6:30 p.m. Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a missing person at a location on Jessie Street in Harriston, Ontario. The missing individual was identified as Jason John BROWN, 43-years-old from Kitchener, Ontario.
The OPP was notified March 13, 2019 by Durham Regional Police that the body of the missing male had been located on Stevenson Road North in Oshawa, Ontario. A post-mortem was completed March 15, 2019, and the death is now being treated as a homicide.
Members with the Wellington County OPP Crime Unit, OPP West Region Criminal Operations and OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) are investigating the circumstances of the death, under the direction of Detective Inspector Scott Moore of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB). The Office of the Chief Coroner, the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service, Durham Regional Police and Waterloo Regional Police are assisting with the investigation.
The investigation is ongoing and further updates will be provided as they become available.
If you have any information about this incident we ask that you contact the Wellington County OPP Crime Unit at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.