Body Identified as Missing Red Chute Woman

By Adria Goins – bio|email

HAUGHTON, La (KSLA) – Bossier Parish authorities found a body in Red Chute Bayou Thursday afternoon and have positively identified that body as 39-year-old Nancy Miller. The Parish coroner identified Miller through dental records. Sue Malone is Miller's mother. She and the family have been combing Bossier Parish for weeks looking for their daughter.

Miller vanished from her home on March 4th, leaving her parents searching for answers.

"I've cried buckets of tears everyday," said Malone.

Malone said Friday she feared the worst when she realized her daughter was no where to be found.

"It's been a struggle because I've known it," said Malone. "We were told that we might not ever find out what happened to her.

Malone also said she was fearful that something bad had happened to her daughter.

"Just like when I walked into her place and knew she was dead nine weeks ago. I know somebody hurt her."

Bossier Parish investigators do not think that foul play was involved but are still trying to determine the cause of death. Miller was last seen at a beauty salon less than a mile away from where two fishermen spotted the body in the bayou Thursday.

"Based on what we saw, unofficially, it looked like the body had been there a while.," said Ed Boswell, public information officer for Bossier Parish Sheriff's Department.

Mozelle Hardin has been living next to Miller at a mobile home park in Haughton for the past two years. She remembers the last time she saw her friend.

"The Saturday before she disappeared she came over and she brought me a little bottle of oil for my lamp. And she didn't stay but a minute."

Hardin has stayed close to Miller's family since her disappearance and everyone connected to Miller is hoping the new developments lead to some sort of closure. Malone and her husband, Thurman, have already contacted the rest of the family. Miller's three other siblings are flying into the area to be with their parents.