Thelma Clapham


On December 2, 2004 at approximately 11:30 a.m., Hamilton Police responded to an apartment at 226 Rebecca Street in Hamilton. Upon entering the apartment they discovered the body of 79-year-old Thelma Clapham.

Ms. 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 of forced entry to the apartment.

Hamilton Police Service Major Crime Unit is seeking the community’s help in their continuing investigation into the killing of Thelma Clapham. The investigation, which has included police interviewing over a hundred and fifty people and forensic work, has painted part of the picture. Police now have information that a female may have been involved in this crime. Although no weapon has been recovered investigators also believe they know what was used to kill the victim.

Anyone with information on this murder is asked to contact Detective Michelle Moore at 905-546-3843 and Detective Mike McNaughton at 905-546-4123 or call Hamilton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

$5,000 Reward For information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.The identify of any person supplying information shall be treated as strictly confidential.