HAMILTON - The mother of a southwestern Ontario man missing for close to a week pleaded for his safe return Sunday, saying his disappearance is breaking her heart.

Mary Bosma struggled to keep her composure as she described how her son Tim Bosma's absence has affected his family.

She read a statement saying her Mothers' Day wish is to have him home again with his wife, daughter and other relatives.

The search for Tim Bosma continued Sunday, a day after police arrested one of two men sought in connection with the case.

Toronto resident Dellen Millard, 27, is charged with forcible confinement and theft over $5,000. The second suspect has not been identified.

Bosma, 32, vanished Monday night after leaving his Hamilton home with a pair of men who responded to an online ad for his black 2007 Dodge Ram pickup.

"Even though there's been an arrest, he still is not home with us," Bosma's mother said, her voice shaking as she made her plea to the media.

"My heart is broken. I love him so much. We just want him home," she said.

On Saturday, police said their investigation was entering "critical hours."

Investigators said they have "relentlessly pursued" more than 300 tips sent along to police, who have set up a hotline solely for the Bosma case.

Some media outlets were reporting Sunday that police had found Bosma's truck, citing police sources and eyewitnesses. Police were not immediately available to confirm or deny the reports.

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  • chuck doherty

    Tim Bosma: Suspect Dellen Millard comes from Toronto flight dynasty http://t.co/ukKtp9UsP5 via @torontostar

  • Lisa McCaig Marleau

    Tim Bosma tip line is 905-546-2100. Police are checking and following up with all leads #hamont #findtim #timbosma #FindTimBosma

  • Cindy Pom

    UPDATE: Hamilton police tell me they will search Waterloo hangar belonging to suspect Dellen Millard tomorrow #TimBosma

  • Simon Ostler

    Hamilton Police Sgt Matt Kavanaugh confirms to @cristina_CP24 Dellen Millard is same Millard from Millardair family dynasty. #FindTimBosma

  • Saphia Khambalia

    It's believed 27yo arrested this weeknd is the same Dellen Millard of the MillardAir dynasty. A well known family in the aviation industry

  • Victoria Hillа

    Hamilton Police say Tim Bosma's cell phone found in industrial area in West Brantford. His truck also spotted in downtown Brantford.

  • Kaitlyn McGrath

    Saw this sign on Richmond near #UWO campus. Search for Tim Bosma active even here in #LndOnt http://t.co/gBj9vz1Zdf

  • #FindTimBosma

    By only charging Dellen Millard with theft over 5 & forcible confinement i'm hopeful that #TimBosma is still alive. Please keep searching.

  • Gregg Zaun

    Everyone, keep your eyes open and find Tim Bosma http://t.co/kUJYNI5VCq