A Sad Day in the Neighbourhood

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About a week ago, on May 6, 2013, Timothy Bosma 32 took 2 men out for a ride to test drive his truck he was selling.
He never returned. One ‘suspect’ Dellan Millard is in custody identified first by a unique “Ambition wrist tattoo.

Tim’s truck was found on Dellan’s mother’s property, his cell phone found, and sadly this morning Tim’s burned body was found on one of Dellan’s properties. The man who police report is remaining silent, no doubt feels his wealth will protect him, and in this very unjust life we live, it very well may.

Tim leaves behind a young wife and young child.

Now this is important - Tim was selling his truck on Kijiji.  There is currently an advert by Kijiji running on TV that says ”’so and so sold his truck on Kijiji”’ and what a wonderful way to do it.

If you must sell anything, please take precautions.

Take a photo of potential customers and their licences and do not ever go with them.

Always have someone else with you when making direct contact.

It is preferable if  you do not meet them at your home.

I have never sold anything on line yet so please do tell me of other safety measures I can follow.

It seems it wasn’t that long ago that someone on Craigs List lured men to his garage where he killed them.  It isn’t always the buyer that can be dangerous.

By the way, Kijiji continues to run the ad.

Oh, and the lawyer for the accused says his client is 100% innocent.




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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Katherine Gordy Levine
    Jun 12, 2013 @ 13:55:56

    Just catching up on some saved posts shared this on Facebook for the safety tips. Some do evil, lets hope this is not an evil that goes unpunished.


  2. barb19
    May 16, 2013 @ 17:07:13

    This is tragic news Chris and my heart goes out to the family. It seems this is the way of the world we live in now, we have to be on our toes and take nothing for granted.
    Thank you for the warning.


  3. Lau
    May 16, 2013 @ 11:57:53

    What a tragic story, I am very sorry to hear this.


  4. Chasing Joy
    May 15, 2013 @ 14:28:46

    I’m very saddened to hear this. Our world can be such a dangerous place. I will stick to only seeling things I can mail.


  5. winsomebella
    May 14, 2013 @ 22:14:36

    So sad to hear this……take care, Chris.


  6. grannyscolorful
    May 14, 2013 @ 11:58:38

    This is just too awful.. my heart feels for his family.


  7. Chatter Master
    May 14, 2013 @ 11:44:39

    WHat a horrific story.

    Thank you for the heads up and the advice. I can’t begin to fathom what his wife, child, family and friends are going through.


  8. Kathryn McCullough
    May 14, 2013 @ 11:31:03

    Oh, thisis tragic, Chris! I’m so sorry–especially for those left behid. I was scared when Sara sold some of our things on Criag’s List, but we were certain to always be together. This is a much-needed warning!

    By the way, Sara and I are trying to get settled in Ecuador and are looking for long-term housing. I’m trying to return to a regular writing and blogging schedule–though it’s been hard with so much going on!



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