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Police Seeking Public Assistance in Homicide Investigation

(TOWN OF NEW TECUMSETH, ON) – The Nottawasaga Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a vehicle for an ongoing investigation.

On January 21, 2024, human remains were discovered in the Township of Adjala-Tosorontio. The deceased was identified as William SCHERNHAMMER, a 24-year-old from the Town of New Tecumseth, who was reported missing on January 12, 2024. One individual has been arrested and charged with First Degree Murder.

On January 12, 2024, between 12:29 a.m. to 12:49 a.m., a vehicle was seen on Parsons Road and Dufferin Street in the Town of New Tecumseth. The vehicle is described as a light-coloured vehicle, possibly a Buick LeSabre from 2000-2005.

The driver and/or occupants of this vehicle may possess information that could assist in the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information in relation to this investigation is asked to contact the dedicated tipline at 1-877-225-6273 or the OPP non-emergency number at 1-888-310-1122. You can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.crimestopperssdm.com. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, and you will remain anonymous. You will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.

The Nottawasaga Crime Unit is continuing the investigation under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, with assistance from OPP Forensic Identification Services and Central Region Support Team, in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service.

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