(SPRINGWATER TOWNSHIP, ON) - On Wednesday March 16, 2016, shortly after 12:00PM, officers from the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of suspected human remains being located in a section of the Simcoe County Forest, east of Gill Road, south of Hillview Crescent, Springwater Township, Ontario. The suspected remains were located by a citizen who was in the area walking their dog.
A post mortem examination was conducted today on the found human remains at the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Services and it has been determined that they belong to 30-year old Jaimee Lee MILLER who had been reported missing to the Barrie Police Service (BPS) on November 2, 2015. Since that time, she has been the subject of a comprehensive and detailed missing persons investigation by the Barrie Police Service.
Although details surrounding the cause of death cannot be released and additional testing is being conducted, this investigation is now being treated as a homicide and Detectives from the Ontario Provincial Police and the Barrie Police Service, under the direction of Detective Inspector Jim Gorry of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) are working together to identify the person or persons responsible for the death of Jaimee Lee Miller.
If you have any information in regards to this crime, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Barrie Police Service at(705) 725-7025 ext. 2160.
Should you wish to remain anonymous please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477) or submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com. If you have any information on this crime or any others, being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.
The OPP and the Barrie Police Service remind members of the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times. For safety and crime prevention tips, please visit the OPP website at www.opp.ca or the Barrie Police website at www.barriepolice.ca
Barrie Police is seeking the public assistance in locating a missing woman from the City of Barrie.
Jaimee Lee Miller was last seen by family and friends on Saturday, October 3, 2015, and was last heard from via text message on Thanksgiving weekend. Her disappearance has left family and friends concerned for her well-being as this is out of character for her.
So far in the investigation, police and her family have received no information on her possible whereabouts and are increasingly concerned for her well-being.
Investigators are actively speaking with witnesses as the investigation continues.
- Female, white
- 5'4", 115 lbs.
- Mole on right cheek
- Teeth in poor condition
- Dark hair, mixed with various colours. Known to wear a black wig with red streaks
- Numerous tattoos, although must significant ones are:
- Left Arm – Barb wire
- Left Hand – Tear drop
- Right Arm - Green clover & lady bug
- Right Hand – Words “love” and “family”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Barrie Police Investigative Services at (705) 725-7025, ext. 2129, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com