Ontario man missing after trying to sell his pickup
By Mark Atkinson for MSN Autos
In what's probably everyone's worst fear about selling their vehicles privately, a Hamilton, ON man went missing earlier this week after two men came to take his pickup for a test drive. Timothy Bosma, 32, had placed ads for his 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 on Kijiji and Autotrader near the end of April, and apparently finally figured he might have a buyer. Two men, who remain unidentified, came by late in the evening on Monday to presumably take a look at the truck and, when asked to take it for a test drive, Bosma agreed and went along with them.
That's the last anyone has seen or spoken to them. Hamilton Police's homicide division is heading up the search, even though it officially remains a missing persons case. Bosma's cell phone was being tracked by police, but had been shut off not long after he disappeared. Unfortunately, all communication between Bosma and the two men was done over the phone, meaning there's no electronic 'trail' for police to use.
The suspects descriptions are as follows:
- The first male is white, six-foot-one-inches to six-foot-two-inches tall, weighting about 180 lbs with light to medium short brown hair. He is unshaven and was wearing blue jeans, an orange long-sleeve shirt and running shoes.
- The second man is five-foot-nine-inches to five-foot-10-inches tall with a small to medium build, in his early to mid-20s. He has dark hair and was wearing a red hooded sweater with the hood up over his head.
Bosma was last seen wearing dark jeans, work boots and a long-sleeve shirt. The missing vehicle is a black 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 with a Cummins turbodiesel, Ontario licence plate number 726 7ZW.
If you have any information about the case or see the vehicle, contact etiher the Hamilton Police or Crimestoppers.