A couple of ongoing investigations in Ontario targeting aviation dynasty heir Dellen Millard might just be pointing to the young man as Canada's latest serial killer. Currently, he is charged with the first-degree murder of Tim Bosma, a man whose charred remains were found on property owned by Millard in May. Investigators from the Toronto Police Service have returned to that property in another case, that of Laura Babcock, a woman missing since June 2012 and known to have been at one time in a relationship with Millard. And now authorities are saying they will re-examine the death of Millard's father...
Yahoo News Canada reported Sept. 10 that investigators searched Millard's farm property in Ayr, Ont., a township outside of North Dumfries and about 70 miles west of Toronto. Searches were concentrated on a barn and a recent garage addition. Authorities would not disclose any information regarding what led them back to the farm for the Babcock investigation.
CTV reported Sept. 11 that investigators continued scouring the Millard farm on Wednesday as well, making it the third consecutive day police were on the property. Toronto Police Service investigators had searched the property previously (concurrent with the searches that produced the remains of Tim Bosma) but had called off further scrutiny due to lack of evidence.
Laura Babcock went missing in June 2012. Shawn Lerner, Babcock's boyfriend at the time, found that she had been in contact with Millard through her phone records, according to CBC News. Lerner confronted Dellen Millard, who was known to allegedly have been in a relationship with Babcock prior to seeing Lerner. The recently turned CEO of Millardair denied talking with Babcock, but when the boyfriend produced copies of the phone records, Millard admitted that he had spoken with Babcock, but, according to Millard, she had wanted drugs and a place to spend the night, both of which he refused.
The missing persons case is just one that Canadian authorities have returned to in recent days. Investigators say that in light of recent developments, they are reconsidering the death of Wayne Millard, Dellen's father. Although his death in November was ruled a suicide by gunshot, police have decided to take a closer look at the circumstances of his death.
While Dellen Millard awaits trial for the alleged killing of Tim Bosma, developments are slowly coalescing to indicate that he very well could be a serial killer.
Just a few months ago, Dellen Millard was a promising young man who had set records flying helicopters and planes, the inheritor of an aviation business through unfortunate circumstances. And in those ensuing months, that young man who appeared to be set for success now seems to be on the verge of possibly being implicated in not just one killing but two others.
Millard and Mark Smich are scheduled for a pre-trial hearing Thursday, Sept. 12.