The search for clues about a Hamilton man missing for almost a week has expanded west to Waterloo.
Timothy Bosma, a 32-year-old husband and father, disappeared on Monday after taking two men for a test drive of the pickup truck he had posted for sale online.
On Saturday, police announced they had arrested Dellen Millard, 27, a Toronto man reportedly part of the family that founded the charter airline Millard Air.
Police tape surrounded a Millard Air hangar in Waterloo on Sunday.
There are reports Millard and his friends were amateur car racers and that when he was 14 years old, he became the youngest person to fly a helicopter solo.
Bosma’s wife Sharlene said two men had come to the family’s house about 9:20 p.m. on Monday to look at the 2007 Dodge Ram advertised for sale on Kijiji and Auto Trader.
Bosma went for a test drive with them and has been missing ever since.
Hamilton Spectator reporter Molly Hayes says the case has touched people far beyond the city’s borders.
“I was at a vigil for Tim the other night and it was just packed,” she told CityNews.
“The thing that I think is resonating with everyone is just that he is such a regular guy. He’s just a joking, easygoing, hardworking young guy … It just doesn’t make any sense.”
Police believe Millard and the second man test drove a similar truck in Etobicoke on Sunday, but that owner wasn’t harmed.
The second suspect is still at large. He’s described as white, five-foot-nine to five-foot-10, 170-180 pounds, in his mid-20s, with dark hair.
Bosma’s Dodge Ram, which was spotted in Brantford on Monday night, is black with the Ontario licence plate 726 7ZW.
Due to the overwhelming response to the case, police have set up a dedicated tip line at 905-546-2100. People with information can also call Crime Stoppers at 905-222-TIPS (8477).
With files from The Canadian Press