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Third suspect charged in kidnapping and murder of Kitchener, Ont. man


A third person has been charged with the murder of a Kitchener, Ont. man.

In March 2019, Jason John Brown was abducted from Jessie Street, near the cemetery in Harriston.

His body was found the next day almost 200 kilometres away at the side of Stevenson Road in Oshawa.

On Thursday, Ontario Provincial Police announced that Travis Willard Wand, 30, of Wellington North had been charged with first-degree murder, two counts of assault with a weapon, kidnapping and several other offences.

He's being held in custody and is set to appear in a Guelph courtroom on Sept. 21.

Two other men have also been charged in Brown’s death.

Edmonton Police Service arrested Joshua Alexander Drumond in November 2023.

Steven Jon Walsom-Gerigs, a 33-year-old from Brantford, was arrested around the same time.

Both men are charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping.

“I hope that they think every day about what they did and I hope it haunts them,” Brown’s sister, Tara, told CTV News in 2023.

Jason John Brown in an undated photo provided by Tara Brown.

Drumond and Walsom-Gerigs have a Nov. 10 court date.

OPP tell CTV News they’re unable to share details about their investigation at this time. Anyone with relevant information related to Brown’s death is asked to call investigators at 1-888-310-1122, or make an anonymous report to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or Top Stories

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