What's happened so far…
Investigation Day 1
On the evening of April 20, 2017, Emergency Services received a 911 call reporting an unresponsive male at a local church.
Detectives Armstrong and Murphy spoke with two witnesses at the scene who said they saw the incident happen.
Later they spoke with a third person who also claimed to have witnessed the incident.
Meanwhile, other YCSD investigators canvassed everyone who attended the Sewcial Compassion event at the church that evening.
Investigation Day 2
The next morning, CSU submitted a preliminary inventory of evidence collected at the scene along with a flyer for the event held at the church that night.
The Oxford Weekly Planet published their coverage of the incident while the YCSD gathered background information about the victim.
The detectives visited the victim's home to speak with his family. Detective Murphy talked to the victim's wife, Caroline, while Detective Armstrong talked to the victim's teenaged daughter, Lizzie.
Mrs. Miller also gave them permission to search the residence for evidence that might help find her husband's killer.
Other YCSD investigators talked to the victim’s neighbors to learn whether any of them recently noticed unusual persons or activity in the area.
Seeking information about the murder weapon, Detective Murphy stopped by the Happy Hunter store and spoke with its owner, an archery and bowhunting expert.
That afternoon, the detectives returned to the Faith and Glory Community Church to talk to the employees, including the church secretary, Donna Palmer, and the choir director, Nathan Huggins.
After the school day ended, the detectives went to the high school and spoke with the victim’s co-workers.
Investigation Day 3
The next morning, investigators met with the choir members who were at rehearsal the night Frederick Miller was killed.
Later, deputies went to the county library and a local coffee shop to see if they could corroborate Caroline and Lizzie Miller's alibis.
Meanwhile, Detectives Armstrong and Murphy returned to the school and spoke with Coach Lancaster during archery practice.
While there, Detective Murphy spotted the high school's custodian and asked him whether he had seen or heard anything unusual recently.
Detective Murphy then rejoined Detective Armstrong, who was talking to the archery team members and their parents.
Investigation Day 4
That morning, the detectives talked to Caroline and Lizzie Miller again to try to clear up a few details.
Afterward, Detective Armstrong caught up with archery team member, Jimmy Bragg, to get his take on the victim's behavior.
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A little later, Detectives Armstrong and Murphy met with high school volunteer and archery parent Stephanie Bragg hoping to get further insight.
Late that afternoon, detectives submitted a report to the case file summarizing their efforts in pursuing various leads and the results to date.
Investigation Day 5
The next afternoon, the Crime Lab sent over a report on the preliminary forensic analysis of evidence collected from the crime scene.
Shortly afterward, the detectives met with a person of interest.
Investigation Day 6
The following morning, Detective Murphy sat down with Lyle Nelson again to find out what else he knew about the victim.
At the end of the school day, the detectives returned to the high school to speak with Marc and Lizzie’s fellow students and team members.
That evening, investigators visited the skate park to see if they could find anyone to corroborate Lizzie’s alibi.