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Homicide - Body Located in West Lincoln UPDATE 2

Posted on Saturday November 11, 2017
Update 2
 
Investigators have confirmed the rear license plate of the 2005 Black Ford Escape as E82KMV
 
Detectives continue to actively seek this vehicle in relation to the discovery of the body of 45 year olD Johnathan Bailey of Hamilton in West Lincoln on Wednesday November 8, 2017.
 
The vehicle has aluminum rims and a roof rack.  There is a stick family decal located on the rear bumper near the license plate, consisting of a father, mother, and son. 
 
There is no front license plate on the vehicle.
 
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (905) 688-4111 ext. 4251 (Badge Number 9896), or if they see the vehicle call 911 immediately.
 
Update 1
 
Detectives with the Niagara Regional Police Service Homicide Unit are now treating the discovery of human remains in West Lincoln as a homicide.
 
At approximately 9:30am on Wednesday November 8, 2017, the body of 45 year old Johnathan Bailey of Hamilton was found in the area of South Chippawa and North Chippawa Roads.
 
Police are currently searching for a 2005 Black Ford Escape (see attached picture, similar to vehicle involved).
 
The vehicle has aluminum rims and a roof rack.  There is a stick family decal located on the rear bumper near the license plate, consisting of a father, mother, and son. 
 
The rear license plate is believed to be an Ontario License plate but could possibly be a Quebec License plate.  There is no front license plate on the vehicle.
 
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (905) 688-4111 ext. 4251 (Badge Number 9896), or if they see the vehicle call 911 immediately.
 
A post mortem has been scheduled for Thursday November 9, 2017 at the Hamilton General Hospital.
 
Original Release
 
Detectives are investigating after a body was located in West Lincoln Wednesday morning.
 
Officers were called to the area of North Chippawa and South Chippawa Road at approximately
9:30am on Wednesday November 8, 2017 over the reports of found human remains in the area.
 
Members of 8-District (Grimsby) uniform and Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB) along with Forensics and Major Crime Detectives are investigating.
 
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (905) 688-4111 ext. 4251 (Badge Number 9896).

Incident Number: 2017-108080
Submitted By: Stephanie Sabourin
Approved By: Stephanie Sabourin

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