Tim Miller’s Search for Lost Souls, Including His Own

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Post by Snaz on Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:45 pm

My best friend of many years and her husband have recently become friends with Tim Miller. Her husband met Tim when he took one of his horses and went to Satsuma to help with the first search of HaLeigh Cummings. Tim has stayed in their home, and my friends tell me he is just an amazing person.

They sent me this article which was published in the Orlando Magazine. I thought you might like to read it. Tim has has a very hard life, outside of his daughter having been murdered.

It's a rather long article, so please be sure to click on the link and read the rest.


Tim Miller’s Search for Lost Souls, Including His Own
Written by Jay Hamburg
Tuesday, 01 September 2009



Scouring the wilderness for missing persons has helped the founder of Texas EquuSearch find some sanity and peace.

A rotting corpse doesn’t always smell. Tim Miller didn’t learn that gruesome tidbit from one of those CSI crime shows on television. He was looking for a woman who had been missing for about two weeks in Texas when he came upon a blanket bundled up in a field. Using a shovel, Miller gently unfurled the blanket, which yielded decayed flesh and exposed bones but no foul odor.

He would have to remember that—you can’t always rely on the stench of death to locate a body. But that’s a rarity. It was an awful smell, after all, that got the attention of some boys riding bikes across an abandoned Texas oil field, where the body of Miller’s 16-year-old daughter, Laura, was found. She had been missing 17 months.
Tim Miller

Miller can describe in measured tones what he knows about Laura’s murder—the day she vanished from a convenience store south of Houston, the suspects who were questioned, the fact that 25 years later police still don’t know who killed her. But if he dwells on it, the anger that unhinged him—and left him drowning in alcohol and obsessed with revenge—can flicker again.

Rage used to paralyze him, but these days Miller stays on the move, searching through fields and forests, in mountains and around lakes, from Central Florida to Southern California, seeking lost souls.

Sometimes it seems as if he’s trying to redeem his own.


http://orlandomagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7866&Itemid=1

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Re: Tim Miller’s Search for Lost Souls, Including His Own

Post by Justice4all on Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:49 pm

Tim Miller has definitely had a hard life. He can't make everybody happy, but he is definitely doing a good thing. I admire him because it sure isn't a glamorous life that he is leading, and he has made a ton of personal sacrifices to keep Texas EquuSearch going.
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Post by Piper on Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:00 pm

Thanks for posting, Snaz. It will be an interesting read indeed. I will comment more once I have read his story.
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Post by Booklover on Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:55 pm

Snaz wrote:My best friend of many years and her husband have recently become friends with Tim Miller. Her husband met Tim when he took one of his horses and went to Satsuma to help with the first search of HaLeigh Cummings. Tim has stayed in their home, and my friends tell me he is just an amazing person.

They sent me this article which was published in the Orlando Magazine. I thought you might like to read it. Tim has has a very hard life, outside of his daughter having been murdered.

It's a rather long article, so please be sure to click on the link and read the rest.


Tim Miller’s Search for Lost Souls, Including His Own
Written by Jay Hamburg
Tuesday, 01 September 2009



Scouring the wilderness for missing persons has helped the founder of Texas EquuSearch find some sanity and peace.

A rotting corpse doesn’t always smell. Tim Miller didn’t learn that gruesome tidbit from one of those CSI crime shows on television. He was looking for a woman who had been missing for about two weeks in Texas when he came upon a blanket bundled up in a field. Using a shovel, Miller gently unfurled the blanket, which yielded decayed flesh and exposed bones but no foul odor.

He would have to remember that—you can’t always rely on the stench of death to locate a body. But that’s a rarity. It was an awful smell, after all, that got the attention of some boys riding bikes across an abandoned Texas oil field, where the body of Miller’s 16-year-old daughter, Laura, was found. She had been missing 17 months.
Tim Miller

Miller can describe in measured tones what he knows about Laura’s murder—the day she vanished from a convenience store south of Houston, the suspects who were questioned, the fact that 25 years later police still don’t know who killed her. But if he dwells on it, the anger that unhinged him—and left him drowning in alcohol and obsessed with revenge—can flicker again.

Rage used to paralyze him, but these days Miller stays on the move, searching through fields and forests, in mountains and around lakes, from Central Florida to Southern California, seeking lost souls.

Sometimes it seems as if he’s trying to redeem his own.


http://orlandomagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7866&Itemid=1
Hi, Snaz! hug That was a great article about Tim Miller. Thanks for sharing it with us. He is such a wonderful man. After all the heartache that he's been through, I just hate to hear anyone criticize him. Sad Mad My heart goes out to him, and all the good work that he's doing.
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Re: Tim Miller’s Search for Lost Souls, Including His Own

Post by Michelle on Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:38 am

Snaz,
Good article.Very sad...but at the same time,very uplifting.Tim is definitly someone who makes a difference.I really admire him for helping people find closure.I didn't know he didn't have closure himself (in his daughter's case).
He is a wonderful person & Booklover,I don't like to hear people talk bad about him either.
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Post by mimi4all on Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:18 pm

Thanks for this, snaz!
I get SO mad when I hear people bashing Tim Miller. He's a wonderful soul who lives to help others and deserves praise, not bashing.
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Re: Tim Miller’s Search for Lost Souls, Including His Own

Post by Justice4all on Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:15 pm

CBS 48 Hours — The Killing Fields (Part 1)

Posted on 16. Dec, 2011 by smckinney in Featured Articles

Below is the first portion of the episode of CBS 48 Hours special on The Killing Fields. As noted in an earlier post, in anticipation of the upcoming movie about the Texas Killing Fields, CBS 48 Hours wanted the real story from the people who lived it. Tim Miller was interviewed by CBS’ Erin Moriarty at length.


Read more: http://texasequusearch.org/2011/12/cbs-48-hours-the-killing-fields-part-1/






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Re: Tim Miller’s Search for Lost Souls, Including His Own

Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:16 pm

Justice, thank you for this article and posting the video.

I lived in Houston at the time (early 70's) and I remember this. When friends and I would use to go to Galveston for the day or week-end and we headed back to Houston on Sunday evening, we thought about these girls "gone missing".

We made sure we did not travel that stretch of I-45 alone. We went as a group. Our fear was what if we were alone and had a flat or our car broke down at night. Who knew where a killer was lurking!
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Post by Ann - Tx on Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:09 am



CBS 48 Hours — The Killing Fields (Part 2)

Posted on 16. Dec, 2011
by smckinney in Featured Articles, Media, TES News, Videos
Texas EquuSearch - Dickinson, TX

Below is the second portion of the episode of CBS 48 Hours special on The Killing Fields. As noted in an earlier post, in anticipation of the upcoming movie about the Texas Killing Fields, CBS 48 Hours wanted the real story from the people who lived it.


Read more:

http://texasequusearch.org/2011/12/cbs-48-hours-the-killing-fields-part-2/


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