On December 2nd, 2004, at approximately 11.30am, police responded to apartment #903 at 226 Rebecca Street in Hamilton. Upon entering the apartment, they discovered the body of a 79 year old grandmother.

Thelma Clapham died as a result of blunt force trauma in her ninth floor apartment, where she had lived alone for the past four years. There was no sign or forced entry and police have yet to determine a motive for the killing.

Hamilton Police Service’s Major Crime Unit is seeking the communities help in this cold case investigation and anyone with information on this murder is asked to contact Detective Michelle Moore at 905 546 3843 or Detective Mike McNaughton at 905 546 4123.

The Hamilton Police Services Board has authorized a reward of $5000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this horrendous crime.

Alternatively, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on line at Submit a Tip to remain anonymous and to be eligible for a reward of up to $2000.