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    AZ - BRYAN PATRICK MILLER - Vctims: Angela Brosso & Melanie Bernas, 1992-93

    http://www.azcentral.com/specials/sp...-brosso04.html

    http://www.azcentral.com/news/famous...-horror19.html

    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/1992-...e-and-sadness/

    Melanie (left), Angela (right)



    On Friday, Nov. 20, Angela Brosso's, 22, head was found in a stretch of the Arizona Canal about two miles south of where her body was found. Detectives scoured the areas where Brosso's body and head were found, but no significant leads or suspects developed.

    Then, on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1993, less than a year later, another young woman was killed in the same area and in much the same manner as Brosso.

    Melanie Bernas, a 17-year-old Arcadia High School student, was murdered while riding her bicycle along the Arizona Canal. Bernas' body was found floating in the canal near the point where it crosses under the Black Canyon Freeway, about a half-mile north of Dunlap Avenue, and about 2 miles south of where Brosso's body was found.

    How you can help: E-mail Meislish at mike.meislish@phoenix.gov. Calls also can be made anonymously to Silent Witness at 1-800-343-TIPS.

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    I remember these murders. I lived in Phoenix at the time. There is something very disturbung about the David Grubbs murder in Ashland Oregon in late 2011. There are similarities to the murders of these two girls and David Grubbs. He was, as they were, on a bike trail alone. Perhaps the killer is the same person, and he is older and rusty and could not, 1) Steal the victims bike after the crime, 2) completely decapitate the victim.

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    The girl on the bike happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.
    The killer was there reminiscing about the murder the year before and or perhaps was looking for a new spot for another victim, and the girl on the bike happened to come by and became a victim. This is definitely someone local and lives within the general area where the bodies were discovered. He may had have business out there, or a reason for being in the area without drawing suspicion to hi8mself if any one seen him there. May had been a work vehicle of some kind like a van utility truck but just guessing on both. If there has been no more killings in that area, he may have become spook by the girl on the bike and has since stopped killing. But that is just a guess also and all the above is nothing more than speculation and assumptions with guesses based upon what I have read here.

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    Angelas boyfriend at the time i think has started posting here..
    http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com...c=216373&st=90

    SandyBeaches is his username..

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    I thought the fact the boyfriend at the time of her disappearance has started posting regularly to answer questions would have attracted more attention to the case?..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScotsPaddy View Post
    Angelas boyfriend at the time i think has started posting here..
    http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com...c=216373&st=90

    SandyBeaches is his username..
    This is really interesting. I read threw the whole thread and walked away convinced the killer of both these girls was the one posting and having a conversation with Sandybeaches. Very weird.
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    I just saw this being reported too, PhiercePhi!! I really want to know all the details of how they arrived at this man.
    Good news to hear.

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    It's a good thing! I am from PHX so seeing this makes my day. Now the question is what will Phoenix PD do next!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJGirl View Post
    I just saw this being reported too, PhiercePhi!! I really want to know all the details of how they arrived at this man.
    Good news to hear.
    I think his dna was left on both people. So he may have gotten caught via dna database. Or he told somebody and they told the authorities who then matched his dna.
    You can fool some of the people some of the time; But guess what? The Bus Stops Here (Life No Parole/ Don't Pass Go: Don't Collect Your $200)

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    http://www.azfamily.com/news/Police-...288498611.html

    Police closed in on the suspect Tuesday evening in the neighborhood near 7th Street and Hatcher. Officers arrested 42-year-old Brian Patrick Miller. He faces two charges of murder...

    The murders went unsolved for years. Then in 1999, investigators were able to link the cases together using DNA and forensics.

    In 2011, a cold case squad reviewed the case and got a lead, but it took a few more years to track down that lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DexterMorgan View Post
    I think his dna was left on both people. So he may have gotten caught via dna database. Or he told somebody and they told the authorities who then matched his dna.
    Not through the data base. According to this article and video, the cold case unit was given a name and they somehow got his DNA and it matched. Also one of the 2 people living in the home was a hoarder so there is a lot of junk to go through.

    http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/...rest/21732905/

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    Police arrested Miller at his home, which he shared with his teen daughter, ABC 15 reported. Investigators will spend the next few days searching the hoarder’s home, which is packed with accumulated stuff, police said.

    Miller moved from Arizona to Washington state after the murders, but eventually moved back to Phoenix, police said. Arizona officers are working with Washington police to see if Miller’s DNA could match unsolved crimes there, too.

    So he is the hoarder. I feel sorry for his daughter.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crim...icle-1.2077223

    An anonymous tip to police in 1994 originally put Miller's name in the case file, but he "fell under the radar and ended up getting married and moving to Washington State," Sgt. Trent Crump said.

    http://ktar.com/22/1798673/Phoenix-p...ers-of-2-women
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    <snip> Crump tells ABC15, Miller's conviction as a juvenile for stabbing a woman at Paradise Valley Mall in 1989 was partially the reason why undercover detectives sought out a DNA sample.

    http://www.abc15.com/news/region-pho...0s-cold-cases-

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    I will be shocked if this guy only committed these two crimes. Looking at his facebook page, he drove around in an old police car and sold bikes on craiglist. He jokingly responds to a person on facebook about how he could have had a bike museum with all the bikes he had.. https://www.facebook.com/theduck13

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    Bryan Patrick Miller Arrested! 20 year old case!

    He decapitated and disemboweled two victims (that we know of) exactly one year apart, near the same location in Phoenix. It said he lived in Washington too around the time. Why stop with just two? It seems odd that these were his only two victims. He stabbed someone at the age of 17, escalated to horrific murders between 20-22. Then he just stops? Who are his other victims? Story below.

    edit: His facebook, he has a replica police car. Also found this interesting about the guy.. his words: "I have had to deal with some if the worst rejections you can imagine and some that were exceptionally cruel, and when the feeling is beyond just liking someone and having interest in them it is almost crippling for me. I am awkward when it comes to a lot of social aspects of my life. "

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    By David Schwartz


    PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona man has been arrested in the mutilation murders of two young women in the early 1990s, crimes that remained unsolved for two decades after they shook the Phoenix area, police said on Wednesday.

    Bryan Patrick Miller, 42, was taken into custody at his Phoenix home on Tuesday night on suspicion of first-degree murder in the separate killings of Angela Brasso, 22, and Melanie Bernas, 17, Phoenix police spokesman Sergeant Trent Crump said.

    Both victims had been riding bicycles near a Phoenix canal when they were abducted and murdered.

    Brasso’s decapitated body was discovered in November 1992 and her head was found floating in a canal 11 days later. Bernas’ body was found in September 1993 in the same vicinity. Both victims were mutilated.

    Miller also faces two counts of kidnapping and one count of sexual assault in connection with the incidents. He was being held without bond in a Maricopa County jail.

    Police said DNA evidence collected at the time of the murders matched a sample obtained from Miller recently by an undercover officer through a ruse, said Crump, who declined to elaborate.

    "These were two brutal, horrific murders that shocked the community at the time," he said. "People didn’t feel safe taking a walk or going for a bike ride. We’re glad we were able to solve this after so many years."

    Crump said Miller’s name surfaced in an anonymous tip in 1994 but police were unable to pin the crimes on him conclusively at a time when forensic science was less sophisticated. In 1999, authorities were able to determine that the DNA taken from both crimes scenes was from the same person.

    A dozen years later, detectives revisiting the case began looking again at Miller, who police said had been involved in a stabbing in a Phoenix suburb in 1989. Police said his DNA matched that found at both sites.

    He was arrested at a residence in Phoenix where he lived with his 15-year-old daughter.

    Police said it was unclear how long Miller had been in the area and that he had lived in Washington state in the mid-1990s.

    Court records showed Miller, in an interview with police, denied any involvement in the murders and could not explain the DNA link.

    (This story has been refiled to correct to show second murder was 1993)

    (Reporting by David Schwartz in Phoenix; Editing by Dan Whitcomb, Peter Cooney and Bill Trott)
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    I love when they solve cold cases. Way to go Detectives!
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    http://www.king5.com/story/news/crim...case/21757175/

    A public records search shows Miller lived in Everett, WA, for the past 15 years until at least November 2014. Industrial lamps illuminated the backyard as police scoured Miller's family home well into the night at Seventh Street and Mountain View Road...

    Investigators believe, given the brutal nature of the murders and the speed with which the victims were executed, that the killer had specialized training in the military and that he collected "trophies" from the victims. Neither Brosso's purple, 21-speed Diamondback mountain bike nor Bernas' green SPC Hardrock Sport mountain bike had been found.

    On Tuesday night, police were seen carrying an old bicycle from a rusted tin shed in the backyard of the Miller family property. Sgt. Trent Crump, a Phoenix police spokesman, said it wasn't immediately clear if the bike belonged to either victim.

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    He would have been in the Northwest when the David Grubbs murder occurred in Ashland Oregon. The victim was killed and nearly decapitated on a bike path. He was a young male, 23 years old, so that does not match his M.O. But still, that is interesting, that the murder was on a bike path. Both Ashland Oregon, and Everett Washington are on the I5 Highway. It would have been easy for him to go on kill trips up and down the I5 and drive home to Everett WA.

    Perhaps David Grubbs startled him as he lay in wait for a female victim.

    http://www.kval.com/news/local/FBI-s...158950835.html
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    "Now the question is what will Phoenix PD do next!?"

    Find the others he must have murdered in Phoenix or elsewhere.

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    Wow, I love when a case is solved seemingly(to the public) out of left field like this. Gives hopes that many cold cases can be solved. The pic of him with the pheonix pd makes me sick, this creep thought he had literally gotten away with murder! I am so relieved for the families of the victims, and I hope his daughter can find a normal future some how. I wonder when he got married exactly? What happened to his wife as I see no mention of her and find it a bit odd, and perhaps it's sexist or old fashioned of me to think this way, that his daughter lived with him instead of her mother.
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    Facebook snooping now, some of the stuff he posted, while odd in its own right seems downright sick now.

    Can we discuss things from his fb? Stuff we see in pics? I forget how this works for some reason!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogface View Post
    Wow, I love when a case is solved seemingly(to the public) out of left field like this. Gives hopes that many cold cases can be solved. The pic of him with the pheonix pd makes me sick, this creep thought he had literally gotten away with murder! I am so relieved for the families of the victims, and I hope his daughter can find a normal future some how. I wonder when he got married exactly? What happened to his wife as I see no mention of her and find it a bit odd, and perhaps it's sexist or old fashioned of me to think this way, that his daughter lived with him instead of her mother.
    Apparently the living situation with the mother wasn't the most ideal.

    According to court records filed in 2008, Miller had petitioned for full custody of his daughter after she suffered from health problems from time with her mother, who Miller claimed was homeless and unemployed.
    http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/...rest/21732905/

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    Gosh, I truly feel awful for her...saw some stuff on fb but I literally am so tired I cannot remember fb rules right now.
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