Toronto Police announced that Dellen Millard has been charged in two other murder investigations as part of a multi-jurisdictional project.
The 28-year-old Millard is charged with First-Degree murder in relation to the deaths of both his father, Wayne Millard, and Laura Babcock.
Mark Smich, 26, was also charged with First-Degree murder in the death of Babcock.
The multi-jurisdictional Project Cappella also involves the Ontario Provincial Police and the Hamilton Police Service. Hamilton charged Millard and Smich in the death of Tim Bosma, 32, of Ancaster, who disappeared after going on a test drive in his truck in 2013.
Homicide Staff Inspector Greg McLane made the announcement of new charges at a media conference at police headquarters on April 10.
“Project Capella is a Multijurisdictional Major Case investigation looking into the homicide of Timothy Bosma, the disappearance of Laura Babcock and the death of Wayne Millard,” McLane said. “…that commenced on May 6, 2013, involving the collaborative efforts of the Hamilton Police Service, the Toronto Police Service, 22 Division, the Homicide Squad and the Ontario Provincial Police.”
Babcock was reported missing to the Toronto Police Service in July 2012. On November 29, 2012, members of 22 Division responded to a call for reported suicide at 5 Maple Gate Court, Toronto. Upon arrival, officers found the lifeless body of Wayne Millard.
“Now that these three cases are before the criminal courts, the police will not be releasing any further statements as it would be inappropriate to comment during court proceedings,” McLane said. “This investigation will continue into all three matters until all investigative leads are exhausted.”
Members of the Toronto Police Service along with the OPP have already spoken with the Babcock family.
McLane thanked the public and media for their assistance during the investigation and asked that the victim’s families be given privacy during these difficult times.