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July 22, 2022

Accused man in homicide investigation is charged and deceased is identified

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The West Grey Police Service (WGPS) has charged a 34-year-old from the Municipality of West Grey in connection with a homicide investigation.

Kodie HEARSUM, 34 years-of-age is charged with Second-Degree Murder, contrary to section 235(1) of the Criminal Code. The accused remains in custody.

WGPS and Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) began the investigation on July 15, 2022, following a shooting incident on Grey Road 4 in the Municipality of West Grey, and the discovery of a deceased individual in the Walters Falls area in the Township of Chatsworth.

The deceased has been identified as Brett Douglas HEARSUM, 62 years-of-age from the Municipality of West Grey.

The ongoing joint investigation, between the West Grey Police and OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, is in partnership with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario (OCCO) and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OFPS).

Police are still looking to speak with anyone who may have information regarding this investigation. Members of the public are asked to call the West Grey Police at (519) 369-3046 or the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


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