Shane Franklin Miller Wanted for Allegedly Murdering His Wife and Two Young Daughters
Published by Junior Staff Writer on July 31, 2013
The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking Shane Franklin Miller on a warrant charging him with a triple murder. Deputies report that Miller allegedly murdered his wife, Sandy, 34, and daughters, Shelby, 8, and Shasta, 5 in Shingletown, California. He then fled the scene and deputies found his pickup truck abandoned about 200 miles away near Petrolia, California.
Deputies from at least 3 county sheriff’s departments, state and federal agents conducted a manhunt in the forests for him but were unable to locate him.
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office reports they have called off all search efforts in the forests, and are no longer running extra patrols in the King Range National Conservation area.
In 1996, Miller was convicted of felony cultivation of marijuana in a county known worldwide for the high quality pot grown in the same hard-to-reach forests authorities now are combing.
In 2002, Miller was charged with making and selling marijuana for distribution, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possessing a machine gun and money laundering, according to court records. He pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a gun and served 46 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, court records show.
Sheriff’s deputies have not reported if they have a motive for the murders.
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