HAMILTON – A Toronto man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a southern Ontario father who never returned after taking two men for a test drive.
Dellen Millard, 27, looked tired and unshaven as he appeared in a Hamilton courtroom this morning and was charged in the death of Tim Bosma, 32.
He was ordered detained until a bail hearing can be arranged, and will appear again by video remand on June 13.
Millard was wearing a rumpled white shirt and grey slacks and appeared to have dark circles under his eyes. He stood tall and straight while stating his name.
Police announced Tuesday that Bosma’s burned remains had been found in Waterloo Region, about 50 kilometres away from his Hamilton-area home.
They say Bosma went on a test drive last week with two men after they contacted him about his pickup truck, which he’d posted for sale on the Internet.
Millard was arrested Friday and charged with forcible confinement and theft over $5,000. But in court today, the theft charge was changed to theft of a vehicle.
Police are still looking for a second man they say went along for the test drive of Bosma’s 2007 Dodge Ram pickup, and at least one more suspect who they say followed behind the truck.