Police discover two cars linked to death of man found in Whitby

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Published September 18, 2023 at 2:01 pm

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Investigators have discovered two cars they believe are linked to the death of Kitchener man Jason John Brown, who was found dead in Whitby more than four years ago.

Brown, 43, disappeared from a cemetery on Jessie St. in the small town of Harriston on March 19, 2019. Harriston sits about 78 kilometres north of Kitchener and 190 kilometres from Whitby. His body was discovered in the latter town on March 13, near Stevenson Rd. and Regional Rd. 5 in the northern reaches of town, near the Hamlet of Raglan.

The case has been treated as a homicide since the post-mortem of Brown’s body. Police have not shared many details of the autopsy and have not confirmed a cause of death.

CrimeStoppers are offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. The OPP is offering $50,000 for the same. However, there have been few breaks in the case in the years since Brown’s death.

In July 2023, the OPP announced it had identified three vehicles of interest in connection to the case; a white Chevrolet Cruze, a red Dodge minivan and a light-coloured Chrysler 300. On Sept. 18, they announced they had found the Cruze and the minivan but had yet to locate the 300.

Currently, investigators are combing over the cars they have in evidence for any possible clues. They are continuing to look for the Crysler.

Anyone with information can call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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