Shane Miller Case: Gun, ammo found by remains match murder weapon

Aug 4, 2014 3:47 PM by News Staff

Shasta County officials say the body of triple homicide suspect Shane Miller was found just 1,500 feet from where investigators found his abandoned truck in May of 2013, and gun next to his remains matches the weapon used to kill his family last year.

Found along with Miller's body was a Five-Seven 5.7X28 mm handgun with a loaded magazine. Three additional loaded FNH magazines were adjacent to the handgun. The blue tipped polymer ammunition in the magazines was consistent with ammunition located in Shane Miller's truck and at the homicide scene in Shingletown.

The remains were located in a draw surrounded by heavy vegetation.

The skeletal remains were positively identified through dental records as Miller by Doctor William, a forensic odontologist from Shasta County.

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office said they are extremely grateful to the "approximately 24 different law enforcement agencies who participated in this investigation as well as the citizens and volunteers."

The Humboldt County Coroner's Office will continue to investigate Miller's cause of death.


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