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Federal officials: triple-homicide suspect Shane Miller could be in Mexico

Published On: Jul 30 2013 09:01:00 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 31 2013 11:02:07 AM CDT

Shane Miller, 45, 200 lbs., 5'10", red hair, blue eyes.

Federal authorities believe Shane Miller, the Shingletown man wanted for killing his wife and two young daughters back in May, could have fled to Mexico, according to recently-unsealed court documents.

Back in May, investigators filed an affidavit saying they believed Miller could have gone to Oregon. But last month, they filed a motion to unseal documents in the case because they believe he may have actually gone to Mexico, and they wanted to provide copies of the complaint to local law enforcement officials for help with apprehending him.

The motion to unseal was granted, and, as a result, the documents have been made public for the first time.

The documents also revealed that on the morning of the murder, Miller's wife Sandy told her mother that she planned on telling Miller that she was leaving him later that day.

According to the May affidavit, Miller's relatives apparently told officers that shortly before the murders, Miller and his wife had traveled to the Seattle area. Miller's phone records revealed that he contacted real estate offices during the trip, asking about a rural property near Roseberg, Ore., and that his cell phone was hitting off towers near Eugene, Ore.

The document also referred to Miller as a 'survivalist' who frequently uses cash for purchases and noted the suspicion that Miller had purchased property in Oregon using cash, a false name or a 'straw purchaser.’

You can download the documents to read for yourself by clicking on the links in the Related content box.