Police probe continues in slaying of 45-year-old business owner

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The police investigation continues into the slaying of a 45-year-old Oneida Nation of the Thames business owner who was killed in a rural Elgin County home.

Bradley Shane Chrisjohn was killed at a house on Duff Line in Dutton Dunwich, southwest of London, at around 4:00 a.m. Sunday, Elgin OPP said. The area remained closed by police Wednesday.

A second person in the rural home, whose name was not released, had non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

An obituary for Chrisjohn describes him as a “beloved husband” and “proud papa of 12 grandchildren.”

He operated two gas bars on Oneida, Ambrose and Little Arrows, the obituary said.

A person who answered the phone at Ambrose Gas Bar declined comment. Family and friends of Chrisjohn could not be reached for comment.

“We are still in shock and utter disbelief this has happened,” reads one online condolence message for Chrisjohn.

Oneida remains closed to non-community members amid the provincewide COVID-19 shutdown.

Duff Line between Cowal and Iona roads, the scene of the killing northeast of Dutton, remained closed by police Wednesday morning.

Police have said little about the homicide — originally reported Sunday night as a “sudden death” — but are calling it an isolated incident.

“Nothing that we’ve seen to this point in terms of the evidence we’ve gathered . . . would indicate there’s a threat to the greater public,” said spokesperson Derek Rogers with the OPP West Region headquarters. “We’re still investigating.”



Max Martin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, London Free Press