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Updated - Deceased Identified In Meaford Death Investigation

Web posted on January 18, 2013

January 18, 2012 - (MEAFORD, ON) - The deceased has been identified as Robert Lawrence HAMPSON, 49 years of age, of the Municipality of Meaford.

Police are continuing the death investigation at a residence on Grey Rd. 18, south of Hwy. 26 in the Municipality of Meaford.

(MEAFORD, ON) A publication ban concerning details from the bail hearing has been imposed by the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound this morning, Thursday, January 17, 2013.

The victim's identity will be released once next-of- kin have been notified.

(MEAFORD, ON) - Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit, under the direction of Detective Inspector David HILLMAN of the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), is currently conducting a death investigation in the Municipality of Meaford.

On Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at approximately 1:00 p.m. police initiated the investigation and as a result of information received, one suspect has been taken into custody.

Police have arrested and charged 43-year-old Myles BRINTON from no fixed address in Meaford with one count of Second Degree Murder. He appeared in Owen Sound Provincial Court this morning to answer to the charge and was remanded until January 25, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

A forensic post mortem is being conducted this morning on the victim. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.

Any person with information which may assist should immediately contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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