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Detective Armstrong spoke with the victim's daughter

Friday, April 21, 2017 – 10:00 a.m.

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Miller is the victim's daughter.

Detective Armstrong interviewed her at her residence.

Participants:

  • Detective T. Armstrong
  • Lizzie Miller

Detective Armstrong: Elizabeth, I'm Detective Armstrong. We know that it's a tough time to talk, but I just need to ask you a couple questions for the investigation, okay?

Lizzie Miller: All right. You can call me Lizzie.

Detective Armstrong: Okay, Lizzie. Did your dad have any arguments or conflicts with anyone recently?

Lizzie Miller: I don't know. Enough to do what they did? I just can't…

Detective Armstrong: Did anyone threaten him? Was he in any sort of trouble?

Lizzie Miller: There's a kid on the team — Jimmy. There was something going on with them.

Detective Armstrong: Like what?

Lizzie Miller: I don't know, just like lots of talks away from everybody. I saw them having a real serious conversation last week. Jimmy must have really messed up.

Detective Armstrong: But your dad didn't mention at all what was going on?

Lizzie Miller: My dad didn't really talk about stuff. The only thing he said was that "the Jimmy issue would soon be resolved."

Detective Armstrong: Did he have disagreements with anyone else?

Lizzie Miller: Coach Lancaster. I think my dad thought he was a sucky coach and could do better. Coach didn't like it at all when my dad called him out.

Detective Armstrong: Did that happen a lot?

Lizzie Miller: I don't know. Just sometimes.

Detective Armstrong: Was there anything you and your dad didn't see eye to eye on?

Lizzie Miller: Why are you even asking that?

Detective Armstrong: I'm just trying to get the whole picture.

Lizzie Miller: Then no. I mean, we've had our disagreements.

Detective Armstrong: Over what?

Lizzie Miller: Boys. It all seems so dumb now.

Detective Armstrong: Any boy in particular?

Lizzie Miller: Marc Huddleston. We were going out, but my dad didn't approve.

Detective Armstrong: Why not?

Lizzie Miller: I don't know. He was just like that.

Detective Armstrong: What happened?

Lizzie Miller: Marc and I broke up. That's what my dad wanted. I'm not allowed to see him.

Detective Armstrong: How did that make you feel?

Lizzie Miller: I hate it. But it's not like I'm going to go against his word.

Detective Armstrong: Okay, what did you do last night?

Lizzie Miller: I was… I was doing math at High Point Coffee.

Detective Armstrong: Do you study there often?

Lizzie Miller: Um, yeah all the time. They know who I am.

Detective Armstrong: Is there anyone who would remember seeing you there?

Lizzie Miller: No. I mean, not really. I just ordered an iced mocha like I always do.

Detective Armstrong: And were you with someone?

Lizzie Miller: Yeah, I mean… I was by myself, but like there were other people around.

Detective Armstrong: Anyone you know?

Lizzie Miller: Nope, just me. Why are you asking my where I was? You think I had something to do with this?

Detective Armstrong: You just seemed a bit unsure about some of the details.

Lizzie Miller: Do you have any idea what I'm going through? This is getting to be too much.

Detective Armstrong: We need to know everything, Lizzie. Where was your dad?

Lizzie Miller: He came home at 4:00, like he always does. My mom made dinner for him, and then he went off to choir practice, I guess.

Detective Armstrong: You don't know?

Lizzie Miller: My mom and I left. She dropped me off at High Point at like 5:30 and then went to run errands or whatever.

Detective Armstrong: And did your mom pick you up?

Lizzie Miller: Yeah, a little after 9:00.

Detective Armstrong: Where did you go then?

Lizzie Miller: Home.

Detective Armstrong: Okay, Lizzie, thank you. Before we go, we'd like to get fingerprint and DNA samples from you for elimination purposes. Would that be all right with you?

Lizzie Miller: What does "elimination purposes" mean?

Detective Armstrong: Well, for example, you've been in your dad's car before, haven't you?

Lizzie Miller: Yeah.

Detective Armstrong: So if we found fingerprints in there, we'd want to be able to tell if they're yours or someone else's.

Lizzie Miller: Oh, okay. That makes sense, I guess.

Detective Armstrong: Good. Let's go ahead and take care of that, and then we'll get out of your hair. If we have any more questions, we'll be in touch with you later.

Interview ends – 10:18 a.m.

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