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Goshen Police ask for outside help in Miller case

By James Fillmore
Published On: Oct 04 2013 08:30:22 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 04 2013 10:13:39 PM CDT

Police seek outside help with investigation.

October 4, 2013 -

GOSHEN, Ind. -- It's been almost two years since a Goshen College professor was killed at his home and now the investigation is being turned over to state police.

Goshen Police asked the Indiana State Police Cold Case Unit to help review all the details regarding James Miller's homicide.

Miller and his wife Linda were attacked in their home.

James Miller was found dead in the driveway.

He died from multiple injuries.

Linda was injured in the attack but survived.

No one has been arrested but neighbors hope the cold case unit will help change that.

One woman who lives on the street where the incident happened says, 'Talking about it even like talking about it now my heart starts racing. There's just something about reliving that evening that just brings back lots of memories."

She's a friend of Linda Miller's.

She didn't want us to use her name but says her husband was one of the people who ran outside after hearing James Miller scream for help.

Goshen police say since the murder they've been following every lead, tip and piece of evidence but now they're asking for outside help.     

The woman says, "If there are some professionals on the state level that can uncover some clues or get something moving again we are all very much in favor of that."

Neighbors say the Millers' three kids were not home at the time.

The incident happened on October 9th of 2011.

After it happened police released a sketch of the suspect but never made an arrest.

Laverne Nafzinger says, "I wish that they would have caught them but I have decided i can't live with fear and i know that the police watch our cul-de-sac closer than some other places."

Laverne Nafziger is a friend and neighbor of Linda Miller's.

Other neighbors say you never really move past something like this no matter how much time goes by.

The woman who didn't want to give her name says, "To this day you know we are all very careful about locking windows and doors and getting the security system going."

Goshen Police say the investigation is ongoing and its detectives continue to work diligently on this case.

If you have any information about James Miller's murder you are asked to call Goshen Police.