TORONTO – Toronto police say a search of a farm belonging to a murder suspect didn’t turn up any evidence in the case of a missing 23-year-old woman.
Laura Babcock was last seen on June 26, 2012 and police say phone records show she had contact with Toronto man Dellen Millard on July 3.
Millard, 27, is facing charges including first-degree murder in the death of Tim Bosma, who was killed after leaving his home on May 6 to take two men for a test drive in a truck he was trying to sell online.
The Hamilton man’s remains were found burned beyond recognition at Millard’s farm in the Waterloo, Ont., area.
Police say an “area of interest” on Millard’s farm was identified and no evidence was found in the disappearance of Babcock, who was working as an Internet escort.
After Millard’s arrest last month Toronto homicide detectives looked at the connection between Millard and Babcock, who they say were romantically linked, though not in a “traditional dating relationship.”
Investigators are also taking another look at the suicide of Millard’s father, who died Nov. 29, 2012.
Another man, Mark Smich, 25, is also charged with first-degree murder in the Bosma case.