Cold Case: New Developments in the Miller Disappearance

MILTON, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)  It's a story nearly 30 years in the making.. A cold case homicide in Central Pennsylvania.  Barbara Miller from Sunbury vanished in 1989. The body of the 30 year old has never been found. That could change today.
The I-Team's Andy Mehalshick is  in Milton, Northumberland County with more on this still developing story.

Police have been at a home on North Front street for hours . They received tips that Miller's remains are somewhere on this property.

Police investigators spent the day searching this Milton home.

They brought in special x-ray type equipment that can see behind walls and floors. Cadaver dogs were also brought in.

All of this to find the remains of 30 year old Barbara Miller. She was last seen in Milton in the early morning hours of July first of 1989.

Investigators have been following leads for nearby three decades. All of which led no where.

But Sunbury Police Chief Tim Miller says recent tips led  detectives to this home.
" I believe she was killed and the suspect is local. "


The I-Team's Andy Mehalshick reported on the Miller investigation numerous times over the years. Investigators told Andy then that Miller was working with police to track down drug dealers when she disappeared.
And recent tips led to this Milton home .

 

"This property many years ago was owned by an individual who was engaged in heavy drug trafficking." said Chief Tim Miller


Francis Scarcella is a reporter for the Daily Item newspaper in Sunbury. He pushed to have the case reopened.

 "At the end of the day it's always about justice. They got to continue to investigate and put job as reporters is to make sure that happens. "

Also taking part in the search is a special team of human anthropologists from Mercyhurst College in Erie. They are led by Doctor Dennis Dirkmaat. Who is commonly referred to as the bone doctor.


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