(MIDDLESEX OPP) - On Monday, July 13, 2020, at approximately 8:30 p.m., members of Oneida Police Service, Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), along with Middlesex OPP Major Crime Unit responded to a homicide at a Clara Road property on Oneida Nation of the Thames First Nation. Police have confirmed that one adult male was located deceased at the property.
Harlo CORNELIUS, 43-years-old of the Oneida Nation of the Thames First Nation has been arrested and charged with First Degree Murder, contrary to section 235(1) of the Criminal Code.
The accused was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice-London at a later date to speak to the charges.
The investigation remains ongoing under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) and in partnership with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Services.
Members of the community can expect to see an increased presence of OPP and Oneida personnel and vehicles in the area as the investigation continues. Further updates will be provided when they become available.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000. The London Elgin Middlesex Crime Stoppers can also be reached via Twitter at @crimestopperldn.