Tim Miller Can Find Almost Anyone. Can He Find His Daughter’s Killer?

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  1. Wire154a

    Wire154a Well-Known Member

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    Tim Miller can find almost anyone. Can he find his daughter’s killer?

    Texans have a habit of taking matters into their own hands, and Tim Miller is one of them.

    One day in 1994, Miller drove to the home of Robert Abel, a quiet, retired Nasa engineer. He confronted Abel outside his house. They started arguing. Miller drew a .357 revolver. He held the gun to Abel’s head and demanded he confess to being a serial killer.

    As Miller stared down the barrel, he thought Abel’s face was strangely impassive. Suddenly, he felt the anger flush from his body. He decided not to pull the trigger, for, he later claimed, two reasons: if Abel really were a serial killer, killing him would end the possibility of identifying his other victims and bringing closure to their families. And if Abel really were some kind of psychopath, devoid of conscience and incapable of remorse, then killing him would serve no real justice.

    With that, Miller walked away. He broke down weeping, drove to a hospital and checked himself into the psychiatric ward. By the time he emerged, 10 days later, he knew he couldn’t go on as he was. He had to channel his grief more productively.

    His mission, however, wasn’t over.
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    Texas man believes he has finally solved his daughter's 1984 murder | Daily Mail Online

    Mr Miller is convinced Laura, Heidi Fye and the 1986 Jane Doe are the victims of a man he had personally investigated early on in the hunt for his daughter's murderer.

    Clyde Hedrick had lived on the same street as the Miller family before they moved to League City, and Mr Miller tells the Guardian that 'Hedrick knew his daughter and sometimes talked to her when she passed his house.

    'One time she and some friends even apparently visited his house to buy pot.'
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    He has made many wrong calls in the past and been relentless in his pursuits. It's all in the article.
     
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    What a shame these cases were mismanaged in the beginning, making it difficult to retrieve much evidence. I wonder if there's any DNA from the killer found on any of the women.
     
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    I really feel for Mr. Miller he is a good man who has done so much for so many families over the years.
     
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