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    Oct 2014

    PA - Barbara Elizabeth Miller, 30, Milton, 1 July 1989


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    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    • Missing Since: July 1, 1989 from Milton, Pennsylvania
    • Classification: Endangered Missing
    • Date of Birth: April 23, 1959
    • Age: 30 years old
    • Height and Weight: 5'4, 125 pounds
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Light brown hair, brown eyes.

    Details of Disappearance
    Miller was dropped off at a bar in Milton, Pennsylvania during the morning hours of July 1, 1989. She was planning to attend the wedding of a friend later in the day and was carrying a gift, as well as her clothes for the event. She apparently attended the ceremony and was photographed there, though some accounts state that she never arrived at the wedding. Miller is believed to have returned to her home in Sunbury, Pennsylvania during the early morning hours of July 2. She resided on Penn Street with a former police detective, Joseph Walter "Mike" Egan, who reported her missing. She has never been heard from again.

    Prior to Miller's disappearance, she was a police informant and provided authorities with information about drug trafficking. She had received threatening letters from people who warned him to stop talking to authorities or she would be killed. About two weeks before Miller went missing, she told investigators that the matter had been taken care of and asked them to give back the letters she'd passed on to them. It is unclear whether Miller's work as an informant or the death threats were related to her later disappearance.

    Egan served time in state prison after Miller's disappearance, convicted of extortion. He initially cooperated with the authorities investigating Miller's case but later refused to meet with them. Investigators haven't said whether Egan is a suspect in her case. Miller left behind a young son. Authorities searched several mines in Augusta Township, Pennsylvania during the years following her disappearance, and searched a pond near Trevorton, Pennsylvania in 2004. She is believed to be the victim of a homicide. She was declared legally dead in the fall of 2002.

    Some agencies may list July 2, 1989 as the date of Miller's disappearance, which remains unsolved.

    Cold cases tops on agenda, DA says - December 22, 2015


    Friends and family of Miller and her son, Eddie Miller Jr., 40, of Milton, are thrilled the old case will be getting a new set of eyes.

    “We are thankful and grateful we are being heard,” said family friend Scott Schaeffer, 50, of Northumberland.

    “We want Eddie to be able to get peace and move forward,” Schaeffer said. “I give a lot of credit to (Sunbury police) Chief (Brad) Hare and the new district attorney for listening to us.”

    Sunbury police still trying to solve woman's 1989 disappearance, presumed homicide - September 2014

    But the disappearance of Barbara Elizabeth Miller has had Sunbury police stumped for 25 years.

    Her presumed death has been classified a homicide and the case remains open, Sunbury police Chief Bradley Hare said Thursday. But, without new information the investigation is at a dead end, he said.

    The case "has haunted me forever," said Selinsgrove police Chief Thomas Garlock who was on the Sunbury force when Miller disappeared. "It's unfortunate she has been forgotten."
    One of the leads it followed was an extensive a search of the abandoned zinc and lead Doughty Mines, a little more than a mile south of Sunbury near the Susquehanna River.

    DNA tests of the more than 20 pieces of clothing, hats, combs and pocket change recovered from the mines came back negative, Stark said.

    There was strong evidence her body was dumped in that area, he said.

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    Probe in 1989 cold case gets new life
    Francis Scarcella 22 hrs ago
    February 6, 2016

    SUNBURY — A team of Northumberland County officials has formed an investigative alliance into the death of Barbara Miller, a 30-year-old Sunbury woman who vanished in 1989 and was declared dead in 2002.


    District Attorney Tony Matulewicz, Coroner Jim Kelley and Detective Degg Stark will begin reviewing the case immediately.


    Kelley said he contacted the district attorney’s office and Stark last week about the case.
    “This is a case that is lingering, and we all want to find answers,” Kelley said.


    “I said this was a case I wanted to look at, and we are,” Matulewicz said Friday. “I spoke with Degg (Stark), and we will be requesting the evidence boxes to be in the possession of the district attorney’s office for review.”

    “I will not discuss details, but I can tell you we are going to be taking a long, long look at this. I want everyone to know I will be looking at every single thing in this case, and it is not something that will be solved overnight,” Matulewicz said.
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