UNSOLVED: Hamilton senior's vicious murder stymies investigators

 

Clyde Frost, 80, from Hamilton, was found bludgeoned to death on Feb. 2, 1999, inside his RV on a side street in Toronto.

Frost disappeared from his home located on the West Moutain on January 23, 1999.

Julette Frost, Clyde's new wife, was out of the country at the time of his disappearance visiting her ailing father, but Julette's mother and 16-year-old daughter were reportedly at home the night of January 23, 1999.

Frost's mother-in-law and stepdaughter reportedly did not hear a disturbance.

There is no reason for Clyde to have gone missing, Hamilton Police say. It has long been believed that someone who knew him is responsible for this murder.

Investigations have revealed that it was likely that Frost was murdered in his basement, dragged to his RV, which was then driven to Toronto and left on a side street. The RV and Frost's body was later discovered by a parking attendant.

Within 24 hours of the discovery of Frost’s body, police received a fax from someone purporting to be one of three killers who had taken part in a bungled kidnapping.

The case gained international interest when it was featured on the reality show 'To Catch a Killer,' that aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network. The show stars an Ontario crime professor and his team of experts -- who re-open real cold cases -- and uncover new evidence.

HPS says they to investigate this matter and a $10,000 reward is available to the person who comes forward with information that leads to an arrest (or arrests).

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact S/Sgt Peter Thom of the Homicide Unit at 905-546-2458.

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