Wife of missing Hamilton man issues tearful appeal to public
HAMILTON, Ont. -- The wife of a Hamilton man missing since Monday night made a tearful appeal Thursday for his return, urging the public for help to bring Timothy Bosma back to his family.
"This doesn't feel like real life. This sort of thing only happens on TV," Sharlene Bosma told an emotional news conference.
Timothy Bosma, 32, was trying to sell his pickup truck online and went on a test drive Monday night with two men he said were from the Toronto area.
Investigators say they were contacted by his wife later that night when he failed to return.
"I watched my husband drive away just after 9 o'clock Monday night. He smiled at me and said he'll be right back. I haven't seen him since," Sharlene Bosma said.
"It was just a truck, a stupid truck. You don't need him, but I do, our daughter needs her daddy," she said, choking back tears. "I beg, I plead to whoever has my husband to please let him go."
"Tim is a loving father to our beautiful two-year-old girl and she needs her daddy back," she said.
One suspect is described as six-foot-one to six-foot-two, 170 to 180 pounds, in his mid-20s with short brown hair. The other is five-foot-nine to five-foot-10 with a small to medium build and dark red hair. He is in his early 20s. Both are white.
Bosma urged members of the public to help the search for her husband and to come forward with any information they might have.
"I ask if you see anyone that closely matches this description to call the police," Bosma said. "Please, please, if you see Tim or the truck, contact the police."
The truck is described as a black 2007 Dodge Ram pickup with Ontario licence plate 726 7ZW.
Due to the unusual nature of the disappearance, Hamilton police homicide investigators have taken the lead in the investigation.