Cops consider link between bodies in burned car and missing dad and kids

Ontario Provincial Police officers search the long grass at Oro-Medonte Township's 4th Line, along...

Ontario Provincial Police officers search the long grass at Oro-Medonte Township's 4th Line, along Holick Road, just north of Barrie, after police found human remains were found in a burned vehicle July 4, 2014. (Bob Bruton/QMI Agency)

Terry Davidson, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:28 AM ET

TORONTO — Police are looking into "everything" following the disappearance of a Mississauga, Ont., father and his two kids — including the discovery of three charred bodies in a burned-out vehicle near Barrie, north of Toronto.

Peel Regional Police spokesman Const. Thomas Ruttan told QMI Agency Monday that neither Peel nor the Ontario Provincial Police are ruling out a connection between the trio reported missing early Friday morning after going to a movie and the discovery of three bodies in a charred shell of a vehicle near a drive-in movie theatre in the Barrie area several hours later.

Police received a call from the wife of Samuel Masih, 36, just after 1 a.m., saying that he and their two young kids had failed to return home from their outing.

"The father contacted the children's mother and told her they were going to a movie," Ruttan said. They did not return home.


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