HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Police have found the body of a man whose disappearance, after taking two men for a test drive of a truck he was selling, triggered a massive manhunt. Police also said Tuesday a man will be charged with first degree murder and said they are searching for at least two more suspects.
The disappearance of Tim Bosma, 32, riveted the nation after his wife and mother made heart wrenching pleas for his return on national TV, citing his two-year-old daughter.
Hamilton Staff Sgt. Matt Kavanagh said Bosma's remains were burned beyond recognition. Police believe Bosma was killed the night he was abducted and said the remains were found about 75 miles (120 kilometers) west of Ontario. Kavanagh declined to say where. He said he didn't know the motive.
Bosma was last seen on May 6 taking two men for a drive in his black Dodge Ram pickup truck, which he had posted for sale online.
Police have arrested 27-year-old Dellen Millard and said he will be charged with first degree murder on Wednesday. They are seeking a second man who was in Dodge Ram as well as at least one more suspect who may have followed in a second vehicle.
Police said Millard's cell number appeared on Bosma's phone which was found last week.
Investigators found Bosma's truck in a trailer at the Millard family home. Investigators are also examining a local airport, where Millard's family owns a hangar.
The Millard family has a storied aviation history in the region. When Millard was 14 he became the youngest Canadian to fly solo in both an airplane and a helicopter. His grandfather, Carl Millard, was at the time the oldest commercial pilot at 85 years old. Wayne Millard, Dellen's father, was also a pilot and died in December.