Jul 30, 2013 3:01 PM
The U.S. Marshals Service today announced the addition of alleged murderer Shane Franklin Miller to the 15 Most Wanted fugitives list. Miller is currently wanted by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office for three counts of murder as the primary suspect in the deaths of his wife and two daughters in May of this year. He also is wanted by federal marshals in the Eastern District of California for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
On May 7, 2013, Shas-Com dispatch received a 911 call from the Miller residence. During that call, the dispatcher heard a female sobbing and several loud banging sounds over the phone. Deputies immediately responded to the location where they discovered the lifeless bodies of Miller’s five-year-old and eight-year-old daughters, and his wife. Investigators determined that the deaths were caused by gunshot wounds.
Miller is a 45-year-old white male with a criminal history which includes arrests for possession of a firearm, ammunition, cultivation of marijuana, resisting an officer and hit and run causing death or injury. According to the Marshalls’ press release, in 2007 Miller was released from federal custody after serving a 46-month sentence for possession of a machine gun and marijuana cultivation. He poses an extreme threat to the community and should be considered armed and dangerous.
A reward of up to $25,000 is offered for information leading directly to Miller’s arrest. If you have information, contact the nearest U.S. Marshals office or the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102.