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Human remains found near London identified as missing First Nation's man

Last Updated Aug 20, 2017 at 6:17 am EDT

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OPP have confirmed human remains discovered on a First Nation near London earlier this week belong to a missing Brantford man.

48-year-old Douglas Hill’s body was found in a secluded area in the south end of the Oneida Nation of the Thames First Nation.

A post-mortem was conducted on Friday to make a positive identification of the remains.

Hill was last seen on the Six Nations of The Grand River Territory in June, and police have been investigating his disappearance as a homicide ever since.

A 17-year-old girl was charged with second degree murder in his death, while three other people are facing charges of accessory after the fact to murder: A 35-year-old woman, a 24-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man.

“I would like to personally thank all of the citizens that provided information to investigators to bring this incident to a successful conclusion,” Six Nations Police Chief Glenn Lickers said in a release. “We located Douglas Hill and it is my hopes that this will bring some resolution to his family.”

Police and the Office of the Chief Coroner continue to investigate.