Update: Missing man last seen exiting cab with just T-shirt, maybe a blazer

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RNC concerned for his safety, asks residents to check their property in east-end area

The RNC is continuing the search for missing person Joshua Miller and police say they are concerned for his safety.

Miller, 20, was last seen on Friday morning in the area of Blue Puttee Drive and Stavanger Drive in St. John’s when he got out of a cab in the area. Miller wasn't wearing proper winter clothes at the time and there has been a snowstorm since he went missing. He was wearing a T-shirt and maybe a blazer, police say.

The RNC is urging residents in the Stavanger Drive area to search their property for any information that may assist in the investigation.

The RNC Criminal Investigation Division, Mounted Unit, K9 Unit and Rovers Ground Search and Rescue are still actively searching for Miller since his reported disappearance.

On Sunday, the RNC received a missing person report concerning Miller. He is described as being 5’9” and 175 pounds. He has short, sandy-coloured hair and blue eyes. At the time of his disappearance he was wearing jeans and a black t-shirt.

Anyone who has any information pertaining to the whereabouts of Joshua Miller is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.




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Recent comments

  • Enough
    February 18, 2013 - 06:10

    " A Mother " I was thinking the same.

  • MARY
    February 15, 2013 - 17:50

    We are doing a search on Saturday at 12pm. Will be meeting at Second Cup parking area. Anyone who would like to come and assist, please do so. We can look behind stores in that area. WOULD APPRECIATE ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET.

  • A mother
    February 14, 2013 - 09:25

    As days go by and still no trace of Joshua, I wonder if the RNC are fully investigating the taxi driver who says he fled in the woods without paying...was their an altercation? why was his cell phone left with the taxi driver? What was the actual response of the cabbie when he was told he didnt have the cab fare??Did he incur another head injury along with the previous blow to the head he suffered from those animals who kicked him in his head that night on george street? ? We all know how Michael Lewis panicked and what the outcome was when Samantha Walsh went missing. Did the RNC interrogate those morons who fought with him on the night of his disappearance? did they follow him in the cab?? Did they harm him so bad they too panicked and left him for dead?? are these people assisting the search- it happened before!!!strange twist of events! Lets hope the truth comes out. Still hoping Josh Miller is found safe and sound! Bless his friends and family!

    • good friend
      February 14, 2013 - 16:41

      I agree! I hope the RNC are investigating in those directions as much as any other theory! The cab driver and any other people that were involved in the incident on george street should be interrogated as if any of the horrible theorys are possibilities! Love and miss ya buddy! Praying that your still ok somewhere!

  • Concerned
    February 13, 2013 - 22:31

    I don't know Josh but I know of people that do. Is there a Facebook group/page made to send around? I keep posting articles I see on the different media sites hoping that it will help the search. A Facebook page can help get the word out and keep the community aware. Please let me know if there is one, I'd like to help in any way I can. Hoping for Josh's safe return.

    • Elizabeth
      February 14, 2013 - 11:44

      Yes! I've been looking for a group since he went missing. If there isn't one I'll make one myself if i have to. Need as much help and awareness

    • Megan
      February 15, 2013 - 10:13

      We're making a Facebook page for anyone who wants to join the search

    • Megan
      February 15, 2013 - 10:13

      We're making a Facebook page for anyone who wants to join the search

  • Friend
    February 12, 2013 - 22:44

    Heard about something breaking out at sundance on thursday or friday night, police should investigate and look at the video footage! Josh I hope your alright, we all miss you bud!

  • concerned mother
    February 12, 2013 - 19:42

    I feel so sorry for his family .This has to be a parents worst nightmare not knowing where your son is . I pray to God that this young man turns up safe & sound . I'm praying for his family that nothing has gone wrong & that he is ok .

  • me
    February 12, 2013 - 18:26

    i knew josh when he was a child and i am praying for his safe return....i know his family is scared and very anxious to hear of any word.....not knowing is the hardest part....to his friends on here who have already commented...keep the faith....there is always hope...and think about this....if this all happened thurs night/friday morning, the snow storm didnt start until saturday....surely he would have found shelter or something before then...come back home safe josh....you have many friends and family waiting for you.....

  • Cynthia
    February 12, 2013 - 17:15

    I truly hope this young man is found safe and sound. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

  • John
    February 12, 2013 - 16:26

    There is a reason that police and ground SAR organizations except in extrememly rare occassions don't use volunteers from the general public. They have no knowledge of how a SAR scene is supposed to be worked. Despite good intentions, unless you have been taught and know what to look for. This could harm the search scene and in a worst case scenario cause the death of the victim.

  • Sharon
    February 12, 2013 - 16:16

    My heart goes out to the family and friends of this young man. I do not know him or his family but I hope and pray he is soon found safe and sound. Come on Telegram, monitor the comments here. This is not the place for comments that hurt the family who are already hurting more than they should be. Imagine yourself in this situation and reading the hurtful comments here. Delete them NOW! This situation is more heartbreaking than a death. Come on people have a heart! If you made the nonsense comments here, do something good tonight for a stranger. PRAY for Josh's safe return and for his family to get through this horrifying situation.

    • Jen
      February 13, 2013 - 20:40

      This is a public website. People are going to say whatever they want to say and unless it's completely inappropriate it has no right in being removed (which none of them were, by the way). I'm sure you're aware that everybody has a right to their own opinion. I doubt anybody's going to take orders from you to delete their comments; that's not going to bring Josh home, nor is praying. The search team needs to step it up and search harder. It's not like the area's that big, maybe that's not where he was last. Hopefully they find him soon.

  • concerned
    February 12, 2013 - 15:54

    Is there a search party that volunteers could par take in? Myself and a few others would be interested in helping in anyway we could

  • Anonymous
    February 12, 2013 - 15:50

    So does anyone know if the search and rescue have turned up any tracks in the snow or anything of the sort around the area he went missing? If he went into the woods then I would think it wouldn't be very hard to find tracks in the snow...If not then I am starting to think we're looking in the wrong places...

  • marie
    February 12, 2013 - 14:10

    I saw a homeless looking guy at 6 am this morning walking in the Mount Pearl area off Topsail Road. He probably came up from the old rail track. He was wearing a hoodie inside his coat. He was covered in snow like he had been lying down in it. Dark clothes. Description of Miller doesn't mention a hoodie and Topsail Road is the wrong area but just thought I'd mention it anyway. A person can walk pretty far if he's disoriented or whatever. Hope Miller is found safe and soon.

    • Johnny B
      February 12, 2013 - 23:19

      Josh I don't normally submit comments but in the off chance you are reading these postings you can see that there are a lot of people who care about you and love you. We are here for you - please reach out to one of us.

  • Ron.
    February 12, 2013 - 13:25

    damn,so many braindead idiots on here,i'm amazed.if you have nothing positive to say,shut the hell up morons.hope for his safe return,it doesn't help his family posting stupid speculations.whatever the reason is ,hope for his safe return i'm suprised stupid comments are allowed on here.Unless you have been in the shoes of a friend or family member that has had a loved one go missing, keep your uneducated comments to yourself!

  • Eastender
    February 12, 2013 - 13:06

    I agree, need to ramp up the search, door to door but mainly with weather coming best to ramp up the search in all outdoor areas in and around Stavanger Dr / Blue Puttee area....Please release details on how the general public to join in a ground search for him.

  • GeorgeB
    February 12, 2013 - 12:48

    The RNC should release more details on how to help with the search and more should be done sooner rather then later, it's going to snow 10-15 cm tonight! I live in the east end and would love to help with the search but they need to release how and where to do so!

    • judy
      February 12, 2013 - 12:58

      a large ground search by citizens is urgent

    • Worried Friend
      February 12, 2013 - 15:44

      Tonight at 6 people are meeting at second cup to look for him. All are welcome to help!

  • Realist
    February 12, 2013 - 09:41

    I don't see the point of a search party. I doubt it's possible that he's been lost in the woods for 4 days up by Stavanger.

    • I agree
      February 12, 2013 - 12:07

      i agree if he lost in the woods up there, i say he's covered in snow by now

    • Be Safe
      February 12, 2013 - 12:30

      I do agree in the sense that if he ran in the woods it doesn't look good. But it doesn't mean that's what happened. Something serious could of happened and now he's worried bout coming out of hiding. Maybe he's embarrassed because of all the efforts people have been putting into this. If that's the case, there is no reason to think that as people will be happy you've returned safe and sound. I don't know the guy but have a few friends on FB who do know him and according to stuff I've seen them write he seems like a great guy. Hopefully he's found safe and sound soon. As for Realist. There's always a reason for a search party. Whether he is still safe or if he did get lost in the woods. While him being passed on is not something people want. Finding anything would be better to his family then having questions never answered. So I gotta say that was a pretty stupid thing to say.

    • Close friend
      February 12, 2013 - 13:22

      Thanks for the great comments guys. This is the only place we can come see if there is any progress. The last thing we need is mental pictures like that! Please be aware that he has friends and family that are not giving up hope and keep your stupid comments to yourself. Not for all of us to see. Step in our worried shoes for a minute.

    • Good Friend
      February 12, 2013 - 13:44

      Yes! Please refrain from the negative comments! Just dont say anything! Praying for a safe return soon for Josh! We all love ya buddy and your family especially of course! Looking forward to seeing you at work again soon!!

    • Concerned friend
      February 15, 2013 - 10:28

      Okay 1st of all I agree you have the right to your own opniion so here's mine stfu with your negative comments and invade yor too stupid to know what that means which it seems you are it means shut the f up if you got got nothing nice to say dont say nothing at all in other words have some respect I got no time for your negative comments how about all you or someone in your family go missing so I can say what a waste of a time it is to look for you josh is a good person and deserves to be found your clearly bitter and don't keep your 2 cents where they belong because its certainly not wanted here :)

    • Realist
      February 16, 2013 - 18:34

      You're going to call me stupid after writing a paragraph with some of the worst grammar I've ever read in my life? I can't even understand half of it because it doesn't even make sense.

  • Jackie
    February 12, 2013 - 08:44

    I am worried that there hasnt been any updates recently about Josh's dissapearance. He worked with us for years at Kent and we are all worried about him. We are all praying for his safe return. Josh you are in our thoughts and prayers everyday. Josh has a very loving and outgoing personality which makes me very worried that he hasnt touched base with anyone. Always the center of attention and making people laugh. I hope he shows up soon and will continue to hope and pray. We are all here for you Josh. Love from all your Kent Family. If you read this and your in any trouble dont hesitate to contact me. You know how to reach me.

  • Mur Iel
    February 12, 2013 - 00:46

    Our family's thoughts are with Josh and his family.....stay strong.

  • Friend
    February 11, 2013 - 20:54

    Josh, sometimes I think you thrive on tormenting. I know it's because you're so full of life & love to have fun, & want everyone around you to be happy. You'd never see anyone at work stuck wanting a Tim Horton's coffee. If you come back to work soon, I'll take care of getting your Tim's every shift we work together. You're a great person with a good heart & I'm worried about you.

  • Crystal
    February 11, 2013 - 19:28

    I was talking to him a few days ago,...I cant believe he went missing. i am really worried. I cant see josh getting into fights or anything. I really hope he is found. miss talking to him.

  • Praying...
    February 11, 2013 - 19:15

    Josh is a sweetheart , There would be no way he would have all of us worrying like this... I just wish we could find him. He was only wearing his Tshirt that night and left his Cellphone in the cab he jumped out of!!! After problems Downtown "friends" put him in a cab without his jacket, assuming he would only be getting out upon reaching his destination... They couldn't have known that upon realizing he had no money he would jump out of the cab and take off... :(

  • Erika and Alyssa.
    February 11, 2013 - 17:35

    If anyone knows anything please call the police. There are a lot of people that love and miss him! And Josh if there is any chance you are out there and see this. Call us we will help you with anything you need.

  • Anonymous
    February 11, 2013 - 17:14

    Come on, that guy was probably just trying to play the optimist. Why give him a hard time? Why focus on all the negative. I mean, it's a hard position to be in but have faith, resigning yourself to misery isn't doing anyone any favours.

  • Friend
    February 11, 2013 - 16:55

    Was he seen Saturday Night? The report says he was last seen Friday morning. Was anyone with him? Josh is a great guy and the sooner we find him the better!

  • Friend
    February 11, 2013 - 16:30

    Anyone have any info? Was he actually seen Saturday Night? The report says since Friday morning. Do you think the guy asking for a fight would purshe Josh? Also, what searches are being done? Josh is a great guy and the sooner he shows up the better!

  • Worried friend
    February 11, 2013 - 15:59

    Does anyone know more details about how to get invovled with the search or what is already going on with the search?? Please and thank you! Prayers are with you Josh buddy!

  • Information
    February 11, 2013 - 15:02

    He was seen Saturday night downtown, he was dancing with a girl and she had a boyfriend and he was challenging Josh to a fight. People told Josh not to fight, but he smiled and walked away. I think people should be looking for that hothead to question him.

    • Worried friend
      February 11, 2013 - 16:11

      Did you call crime stoppers or RNC with this information?? If not, please do so immediately!!

    • Bob McGrath
      February 12, 2013 - 08:30

      Hey INFORMATION: you should consider calling the police and passing on any information you have. Since he went missing Friday night and you believe he was seen Saturday night, this could be a big development. Please, if you are in any way sure of your info, please contact the police to discuss, any bit helps. You never know, you may end up being a hero.

    • Em
      February 12, 2013 - 09:23

      I seen him Thursday night and that sounds a lot like what happened Thursday are you sure your not getting your days mixed up I have known josh for years this is unlike him I'm very worried he hasn't showed up to work and e has bills to pay and he isn't like thT praying for his safety

    • Anonymous George Street Employee
      February 12, 2013 - 12:42

      The incident you're talking about occurred Thursday night/Friday morning and has been reported.

  • worried
    February 11, 2013 - 14:39

    Was he on foot? In just a tshirt? They should release more details to help with the search efforts..

    • Em
      February 11, 2013 - 16:01

      No that was Thursday

  • Friend
    February 11, 2013 - 11:48

    Some one find him soon. I'm worried Sick over here. Love and MIss you Josh, Come back soon x0x0xx0x

  • Concerned
    February 11, 2013 - 11:09

    Praying and hoping for this young man's safe return. As for "Anonymoose", I believe in Freedom of Speech and all, but The Telegram should have deleted your comment as it was very insensitive and uncourteous to Joshua's family and friends!! Would you be worried if it was one of your family members that was missing????

  • friend
    February 11, 2013 - 10:26

    There was a search party of about 40 combing the woods around where he was last seen. We're continuing to look for ourselves. Any help, be it another pair of eyes or a flashlight or just spreading the word would be greatly appreciated! We're going to find him.

    • Help
      February 11, 2013 - 21:11

      How can we help with the search?

  • A Friend
    February 11, 2013 - 10:18

    Any more info on his whereabouts??

  • Friend
    February 11, 2013 - 08:58

    Find your way home Buddie, We love and miss you XoXo... Worried to death here:(

  • Barb
    February 11, 2013 - 08:50

    Josh is an awesome guy, and I highly doubt that he would make his family and friends worry unless something is wrong. As for the friends acceptances, these are probably requests that josh sent out awhile ago, and have been recently accepted due to the media attention. Josh I hope you make it home safe

  • Jaimie
    February 11, 2013 - 08:31

    The friend request was a request he sent a while ago and was only accepted yesterday , last active was 3 days ago

  • Bee
    February 11, 2013 - 08:19

    This guy helped me with an order at Rona only last week, he was very helpful too! Hope they find him soon.

  • AFriend
    February 11, 2013 - 08:02

    Anyone who lives in the Stavanger Drive area please be on the lookout.

  • ano
    February 11, 2013 - 07:36

    His a bouncer at martini bar, great guy!!

  • selina
    February 10, 2013 - 19:02

    i see this guy dt like every single time im there!!! hes usually at sundance or club v!

  • anonymoose
    February 10, 2013 - 18:15

    His facebook profiles recent activity shows he became friends with someone ~20 minutes ago, I wouldn't be too worried.

    • P
      February 11, 2013 - 07:27

      Unless he sent out a request last week and it was only accepted 20 mins ago.

    • dayk
      February 11, 2013 - 07:30

      That's just someone accepting a friend request from a while ago! I'm his friend, and I'm worried

    • Liz
      February 11, 2013 - 07:45

      If you were actually speaking to him before he went missing, you would find out he hasn't been active on facebook for 3 days. So yeah pretty worried.

    • sister of a missing person
      February 11, 2013 - 09:50

      Unless you have been in the shoes of a friend or family member that has had a loved one go missing, keep your uneducated comments to yourself!!! Like many have said on here, becoming friends with someone on facebook 20 mins ago could have been from a request he sent weeks ago :( Like your mother should have told you "If you have nothing good to say, then shut the hell up" :(