Statement from Hamilton Police Service, May 10th, 2013:
The investigation has had some developments. Our Police Service is requesting the assistance of the Public.
First late yesterday afternoon, Mr. Bosma’s cell phone was recovered in an industrial area in west Brantford. Last night Police conducted a ground search of a very large area, nothing further of Mr. Bosma’s was found. Second Police have received information that Mr. Bosma’s vehicle was seen at approximately 10:10 pm in the downtown area of the city of Brantford. Brantford Police have been advised and are assisting with the investigation. Police do not know the route that Mr. Bosma’s truck went through the city of Brantford. As video evidence is important in any investigation Police are requesting the following from the businesses in Brantford. Police are asking Businesses and Individuals in the city of Brantford who have video surveillance to check for footage on Monday May 6th 2013 between the hours of 9:30 pm and 10:30 pm for any type of activity. This would have been a time when most businesses were closed.
Yesterday Police received the results of a Production Order for the cellular telephone of the man that contacted Mr. Bosma. From the cellular records and interviews Police have found that these two individuals test drove a similar vehicle in Toronto on Sunday May 5th in the middle of the day. The owner of this vehicle was not harmed. He was able to provide a description of the two males. This description of the two males matched the description provided by Mrs. Bosma. As well the vehicle owner from Toronto was able to add a description of the first male.
1) male white, 6’1” to 6’2”, 170 to 180 lbs, mid 20’s, light to medium short brown hair, unshaven, wearing blue jeans, long sleeve orange shirt and running shoes. The male had several tattoos on his arms. On one of his wrists where a person wears a watch was the word, “Ambition.” There was a box tattooed, framing the outside of the word. Police have researched this tattoo which is not uncommon but the location of it is unique. This male has not been identified as yet.
2) male white, 5’9” to 5’10” , small to medium build, early to mid 20’s, dark hair, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt with hood up over his head.
3) These males were last seen in Mr. Bosma’s vehicle described as a 2007 Dodge Ram pick up black in colour, Ontario licence plate 726 7ZW.
Due to the over whelming response from the Public, Police have set up a Tip Line. Police are asking anyone with information regarding Mr. Bosma’s location are asked to contact the tip line at 905 546-2100 or to call Crime Stoppers.