YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Investigating Officer(s): Det. T. Armstrong, Det. S. Murphy
Incident No.: 004651-29J-2020
Case Description: Frederick Miller death investigation

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Will someone help me out here? I'm confused about where our victim came out of the church. Jeremy Willis said he saw Frederick come out the door and then saw him fall down in the parking lot. If someone in the trees at the back(South of the...

Will someone help me out here? I'm confused about where our victim came out of the church. Jeremy Willis said he saw Frederick come out the door and then saw him fall down in the parking lot. If someone in the trees at the back(South of the Church) was the killer, then Frederick would have to be facing North to be shot in the chest. Right. What door did he come out of?

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  Scarlett
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I see what you mean daroo, but are there any more maps? I mean the shot obviously had to have come from some rooftop or something. I mean, how else can you explain the angled arrow?

  Griffin Yellin
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I don't know if that arrow has been moved, but it does appear to have come from someone shooting at a higher level.

  Scarlett
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Maybe it did, at what angle was the victim shot from did anyone of you guys catch?

  Dan West
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I was thinking the same and I was also thinking. in this picture where was the 2 cars parked at in this crime scene layout?

  Nanci Smith
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was there any camera footage from outside the church to show how he fell?
this could help cut down the direction and how far away his killer stood

  HollyDemmen
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I think, this was a setup. Someone from the choir got someone else to shoot him. Maybe because he wasn't good. If there are different views then one of them must have made this a setup. We need all 3 of them interviewing ASAP.

  Clare
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Just checking I'm reading this right. I'm assuming that the Red Toyota Sedan that is described as "parked in the middle of the lot" is the car the two witnesses (who were employed at the same medical centre) were in when they were driving back to...

Just checking I'm reading this right. I'm assuming that the Red Toyota Sedan that is described as "parked in the middle of the lot" is the car the two witnesses (who were employed at the same medical centre) were in when they were driving back to the church, presumably semi-abandoned when they've seen the vic fall? I assumed that the blue Ford SUV was owned by the vic and he has come out of the church and turned down to the side car park to go to his car when shot, from what looks like someone in the trees running along the south side, but I can see no mention of any keys being recovered from the vic / scene.

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  Dave Watson
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If all the information that we have is right so far, you would be right dave.

  Scarlett
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So the shot must have been fired from one of the trees on the far right. As the tree closest to the street would be very conspicuous for someone to climb up, I'm assuming it was the next tree, second from the right. The third tree is at a wrong...

So the shot must have been fired from one of the trees on the far right. As the tree closest to the street would be very conspicuous for someone to climb up, I'm assuming it was the next tree, second from the right. The third tree is at a wrong angle.

Where is the kitchen?

In which building was the sewing group meeting?

Where did the choir meet and practice?

Whoever shot Frederick must have either been there some time, hiding in the tree. (Does that explain the cigarette and the chewing gum, or are they older?) or used the cover of darkness to quickly climb a tree (which also takes practice). Have the actual trees been checked, e.g. for climbing aids?

The shot is typical for a hunter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YLheAwBVxQ Shot was made around 120ft+ away.
What were the light conditions? Frederick was under a parking lot lamp, I take it? No need for night vision there.

How high are those trees?

Where is the bar located from which Jeremy Willis observed the (female) killer? The bar isn't High Point Coffee by chance, is it? (Just trying to find a reason why Samantha would need to study with her son there and not at home. She may have been observing Miller's routine)


Lyle Nelson: It would take an expert to make that shot, and Marc does have the skills.

Who else has such expertise apart from Marc and Lyle? Was Lyle possibly giving Samantha Bragg or Caroline Miller lessons in bow hunting for a sum or some other favours? The latter was spending lots of time elsewhere. What was she doing with all that time her overworked husband was not around?

And as to Lyle. Would Frederick really find it amusing that Lyle was repeatedly demanding the payment of his betting debts in the church, a place Frederick was trying to be taken so seriously? Isn't betting something frowned upon in the more serious Christian circles?

Questions over questions. Great case...

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  Rob
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Stupid qstn but how on earth did someone bring a bow and arrow and not get seen? its not easy hiding a bow and arrow unless they were very quiet and was ig already waiting for the victim. Anyone from the choir maybe?

  Dan West
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