Coincidences are funny things

More than a month ago, people like me, who’ve been following the Tim Bosma murder investigation closely, discovered a curious post on ancestry.com. It was from WW,  a 45-year-old Tillsonburg, Ont. man looking for his long lost father, Wayne Millard, which just happens to be the name of the late father of accused Bosma murder suspect, Dellen Millard.

Wayne Millard, who died of a gunshot wound to the head on Nov. 29, 2012 and whose death is now being investigated after originally being classified as a suicide,  was 71 so he could very well have been the father. What’s more, the MIllard family had roots in the area so it’s also possible Wayne Millard had spent time there.

On top of all that, WW first joined ancestry.com in November 2007, the same month that Dellen Millard registered with the Genebase site.

It seemed like a lot of coincidences and a good lead, and not surprisingly members of websleuths.com reported it to the police.

When I finally reached WW in early June, he said he was not aware of the Bosma murder and had not been contacted by police. Both he and his mother told stories that pretty much convinced me the man they were looking for was not Dellen MIllard’s father.

I then travelled to Woodstock to pick up some court documents that I thought might be relevant but which I can’t cite because several are covered by a publication ban. Based on the information in those documents, I did, however, follow up with others, who confirmed WW’s story.

At that point, I decided that, unless some new information comes to light, there was no reason to further pursue the WW connection. Without violating the publication ban, I can only say that there are reasons police might have not felt it necessary to interview WW.

On another note, it is important to remember, there are a few Wayne Millards in Ontario. The Toronto Star erroneously reported that Dellen’s father had bought a house in Ajax, when, in fact, it is owned by another Wayne Millard, totally unrelated to the family and this case — and, for the record, way too young to be WW’s father.

3 thoughts on “Coincidences are funny things

  1. “Wayne Millard, who died of a gunshot wound to the head on Nov. 29, 2013 and whose…….”

    I believe the year was 2012, not 2013.

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