Minto OPP Police Press Releases WFP

Travis Willard WAND: Murder & Kidnapping

(TOWN OF MINTO, ON) – The Wellington County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a third individual in connection with the kidnapping and homicide of Jason BROWN.

On March 12, 2019, the body of Jason John BROWN, 43 years old of Kitchener, was located in the Oshawa area of Durham Region.

As a result of the investigation, Travis Willard WAND, 30 years old of Wellington North, has been charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

·       First Degree Murder, section 235(1)

·       Assault with a Weapon, section 267 – two counts

·       Kidnapping, section 279(1)(a)

·       Theft Over $5,000 – Motor Vehicle, section 333.1 (1)

·       Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000, section 354(1) – two counts

·       Obstruct Justice, section 139(1) – two counts

The accused is currently in custody and scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Guelph on September 21, 2024. 

The Wellington County OPP Crime Unit continues to investigate under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch and with the assistance of the OPP Biker Enforcement Unit.

Anyone with any information in relation to this investigation is asked to call the Wellington County OPP 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or, where you may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.