Wellington County OPP seeks clues to help solve 2019 murder

HARRISTON – Police continue to investigate the March 2019 murder of a Kitchener man reported missing from Harriston.

In a press release on March 11, Wellington County OPP officials stated they are “calling on the public for assistance” in the three-year-old case.

“The Wellington County [OPP] Crime Unit, under the direction of the Criminal Investigation Branch … continue efforts to find those responsible for the death of 43-year-old Jason John Brown,” police stated.

On March 12, 2019 at about 6:30pm, police received a missing person report for Brown, who was last seen on Jessie Street in Harriston.

The next day his body was located north of Whitby, near Stevenson Road and Durham Regional Road 5.

A post-mortem was completed on March 15, 2019, after which police announced the death was being treated as a homicide.

“Investigators wish to speak to anyone who may have seen any suspicious vehicles or activity [in the Town of Minto on] March 12, 2019,” police stated in the press release.

“Police believe there may have been individuals at or near [Harriston Cemetery at the end of Jessie Street] during the incident around 6:30pm.

“You or someone you know may have seen or heard something that could assist the investigation.”

Anyone with information can contact the Wellington County OPP Crime Unit at 1-888-310-1122.

To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at www.csgw.tips. Tip providers may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.