OTTAWA – A reward of $ 50,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the death of a resident of Carleton Place, Ontario. man who had connections to the Hell’s Angels.
Greg Slewidge’s body was found at 1864 Scotch Corners Road in the town of Beckwith on September 24, 2020. Ontario Provincial Police said Slewidge leased the property in 2017 and converted it into a legal exploitation of marijuana cultivation.
A year after the death, the police launch a public information campaign with the aim of solving the murder.
The Ontario Provincial Police will use a van as a rolling notice board, which will display information about the victim’s case and photo. Police will also use social media, as well as a street canvassing team, which will hand out flyers in hopes neighborhood residents will remember the details of Slewidge’s death 13 months ago.
“It’s a way for us to present this information to them and allow them to see what’s going on in their community,” said Craig Abrams, OPP Eastern Region operations superintendent. Ontario. “We owe it to the victims of the crimes that have been committed that we will never give up on them, we will always keep working and moving forward to try to resolve their cases.”
Police responded to a 911 call at 1864 Scotch Corners Road on September 24, finding Slewidge’s body. The town of Beckwith is located 50 km west of Ottawa.
Police said a dark-colored sedan entered the property, which was a former meat-packing plant, shortly before the 39-year-old was killed.
“Greg suffered blunt injuries and investigators believe the culprit (s) may have used hard object (s) to inflict the injuries,” the OPP said in a press release Thursday.
“There was no sign of a forced entry at the scene and investigators believe the suspect (s) may have been wearing construction-type work boots.”
Slewidge leased the property and converted a warehouse on the land into a legal marijuana grow operation.
The OPP said Thursday that Slewidge was “involved in outlaw motorcycle gangs,” including a member of the Hell’s Angels. He would also have been an individual with a small circle of friends.
“We want to make an arrest in this investigation,” said Det. Insp. Chris Landry, noting that even the smallest lead will be investigated and tips may be anonymous.
“We are aware of the threats posed by outlaw motorcycle gangs across Ontario, but every investigation, every homicide investigation case is difficult.”
Slewidge is the son of retired OPP officer Lyndon Slewidge, who was the official signatory of the Ottawa Senators hockey team anthem.
“We work in very small rural communities and it is not uncommon to have a connection with victims of crime,” said the superintendent. Abrams. “It’s like any other victim of a crime. It is a horrible crime to be a victim of homicide and we are no more motivated to solve this crime than any other. We take the same amount of dedication and commitment regardless of the victim’s relationship with anyone who may or may not be related to the organization. “
Anyone with information can contact the Ontario Provincial Police whistleblower line at 1-844-478-5656 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).