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Edmonton man charged in Marlborough Park murder, second suspect confirmed deceased
Published Monday, April 16, 2018 1:20PM MDT
Last Updated Monday, April 16, 2018 4:22PM MDT
A second-degree murder charge has been laid against an Edmonton man in connection with the death of Douglas Miller over three years ago.
Miller’s body was found by a passerby near a parking lot in Marlborough Park, in the 5900 block of Madigan Drive N.E., on November 29, 2014.
Investigators believe that Miller, 41, died the evening before he was found and continued to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death.
Miller’s death was deemed a homicide and police released images of a person of interest in February of this year. The person was located and interviewed and police say they are not considered a suspect in the case.
"We certainly received confirmation on who the person was in those images," said Staff Sergeant Martin Schiavetta of the Calgary Police Service.. "As a result of that, we were able to locate that person. That person became very integral in receiving information related to this offence.”
Through the investigation, a person of interest was identified and a suspect was arrested in Edmonton on Friday, April 13.
Joshua Michael Anthony Mills, 28, of Edmonton, is charged with second-degree murder. Police believe that Miller and Mills were known to each other but they are not saying what the nature of their relationship was.
“The suspect has strong ties to Calgary," said Schievetta. "I can say that this was a targeted attack on our victim. The suspect and victim were known to each other.” Police have confirmed that the victim and accused both resided in close proximity to the location where Miller's body was found.
Schiavetta says that a second suspect was present at the homicide but that person, identity not released, is now deceased and their death was of a non-criminal nature.