HAMILTON, Ont. — A massive search for a southern Ontario man who vanished more than a week ago has come to a grim conclusion.
Hamilton police Chief Glenn De Caire told a news conference this morning he was announcing the death of Tim Bosma “with a heavy heart.”
He says police are convinced human remains they have found are Bosma’s and that evidence indicates the remains have been burned.
The 32-year-old never returned after going on a test drive last Monday with two men in his black Dodge Ram pickup truck, which he had posted for sale online.
Police have arrested one suspect — 27-year-old Dellen Millard — and are seeking a second man, who has not been identified.
Millard is charged with forcible confinement and theft over five-thousand dollars.
The case has captured national attention and a Facebook page in Bosma’s honour has been flooded with condolences for his family.
Family friend Peter Lowe writes “The agony in this house is indescribable” and says there will be no further updates from the page.
Police have asked that Bosma’s family be allowed to grieve in privacy.