According to Barrie police, a pursuit in Springwater Township led officers to the home where the bodies were found.
On January 26th police approached a truck that was at the side of the road with it’s hazard lights on. After a short conversation the driver sped off in a hurry. Police followed the vehicle but had to stop the chase for public safety. Police went to the home of where the licence plates were registered and found two dead bodies.
Robert Twiss 45, of Barrie who rented a room in the home of the victims, has been charged with the first degree murder in the death’s of Alan Mallinson and his son, Matthew Mallinson, police said the en had been stabbed to death. Twiss is also charged with causing an indignity to the younger Mallinson’s remains by “severing and discarding his limb”.
Police have not yet been able to pin point time of death, and say they could have died four or five days ago.