- February 14, 2013 - 23:56
JOSH,a fantastic son full of happiness and love for life, Never ever showed disprect in his home and was a young man who had absoluteLy no hang up with drug what so ever. So much potential for him in life as he was a very bright young man, Just enjoying life to the fullest while at the same time searching for the acceptance into the RNC, We love him, are so very proud of him, He knew his home and he knew his freedom to come home at any time regardless of the circumstances and we were there for him, He had everything going for himself and is not ready to leave us at yet. Josh, we will continue looking until you are home with us, Missing You Very Much....Love from all.
- February 15, 2013 - 14:07
Mary, there are so many people thinking about Josh and his family (you) and praying he's okay. Every day I have been saying to myself over and over, please let him be found safe and sound today. Don't give up or lose hope, we are all hoping and praying with you and prayer does work. I know we are not privy to all information or anything, but it seems to me the police need to up their efforts. I'm saying that because he's still missing. They're probably just not saying, but obviously there's more to the cab driver's story than what we've been told. And what about the idiot guys downtown that assaulted him? And what about the comment from "ISEENHIM" below, has that been looked into? This is one of the worst things I've heard about in our "safe" little quaint city of St. John's, and yet it seems like the police are just letting it fade away, and I desperately hope I'm wrong... My friend's cousin went missing many years ago and I'm not positive, but I think there was talk of either the police or the family using a psychic to help with the investigation. I know it's very far-fetched and it's just a thought, but it could possibly help, and that's better than nothing right now... Please let him be found safe and sound today!!
- February 13, 2013 - 21:55
A few of Josh's co-workers are interested in meeting up with Josh's friends tommorrow (Thursday) evening to help with the search. Is there anyone we can contact regarding meeting up & getting some instructions on where you'd like us to search?
- Where is the RNC?
- February 13, 2013 - 14:36
Where is the RNC in this investigation? This poor man was kicked in the head and his friends were stabbed? How far do assaults need to go for this to be made priority? Where are investigations into the assault? This could be a potential manslaughter and it should be followed up with... I can't beleive the system is letting this slip through the cracks.. Can't stop thinking about this poor child. Hope all is ok and he returns home soon, thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.
- Concerned Friend
- February 13, 2013 - 13:58
I do fell as though this article got a little personal on Josh's life, this information should have been sent to the police, not fed to the public in such detail. However, Josh was a great guy! I didn't know him overallly well by no means. But what I did know, was he was a hard worker and he was always up for meeting and getting to know new people! My thoughts and prayers are with him family. Come home soon Josh!!
- Concerned Friend
- February 13, 2013 - 13:14
1) I hope the RNC are looking at the closed circuit television system they put into place not too long ago. I feel as though that would be helpful in this investigation. I also hope that the RNC has done due diligence with the cab driver as well. 2) This article goes WAY over the line with regards to personal information which isn't even pertinent to this investigation. It's actually shocking. 3) I have so much respect for those of you who are searching for Josh. He's a great guy and I'm shocked to hear of the events leading up to his disappearance. I hope he's found soon.
- February 13, 2013 - 12:36
I worked with josh a couple months back for almost a year. So I would be able to pick josh out of a crowd. I know 100% tha I seen josh on Friday morning @ 810 on Baird street off of Wicklow over by the Avalon mall. He had on a black windbreaker that I have seen him in before. I called crime stoppers and the RNC twice. Have not heard back from the RNC. I'm just wondering when he was dropped off in the cab because if it was before I have seen him the police and all of his friends are searching in the wrong area.
- February 13, 2013 - 16:01
I seen somewhere that he was put in the cab around 2am, and I doubt he was in the cab for 6 hours. Probably a valuable piece of information. Have you by any chance heard back from the RNC yet?
- February 13, 2013 - 19:10
His brother left his number with the CBC studios, you should call and get the number and let them know what you saw, any information helps.
- February 13, 2013 - 12:20
What about this cab driver, has he been looked at yet, maybe Josh, drunk, said something he shouldn't of said, and the driver could of kick him out of his cab in another area. Sounds a little out there, but who know's. Just a thought.
- Very Concerned
- February 13, 2013 - 12:03
Does anyone know if there are any search efforts continuing today by volunteers? I would love to help if anyone can let me know the details!!!! Such a said story. My heart goes out to his friends and family xo
- February 13, 2013 - 11:33
Well I’m glad they mentioned the possible head injury because he could have amnesia and he could’ve wandered pretty far from Stavanger Drive by now. He may have picked up clothing somewhere too. He could be in Kilbride, Goulds, Shea Heights or any outlying area. Being outside this long, he will look a lot more weather-worn than in the submitted photos. The personal stuff is nothing to hide at all and no more than young people put on Facebook anyway. George Street needs more cops obviously from this and numerous other incidents down there. Why haven’t the City and Dept. of Tourism done something about it? A lot of people won’t go there anymore. Young people like to hang out in groups and such but George Street has gotten to be a dangerous, seedy part of town. There are clubs in other parts of town where it’s safe to hang out or work and have a great time without all the criminal crap. I have never heard of Josh Miller but I am very concerned about him as are many other people in the public. He sounds like a pretty decent guy so let’s find him.
- February 13, 2013 - 11:07
Something dont seem right here.If your friend got kicked in the head on George Street wouldn,t you get medical help instead of sending him in a cab by himself.My thoughts and prayers to his family.Hope you find him soon.
- kyle st.croix
- February 13, 2013 - 13:01
You obviously haven't been on george street very much. 1 there were no police or ambulance in sight while the altercation is happening 2 the guys that cut my other two friends while protecting josh were just that, after josh. he needed to get out of there before the attacker got to him which is what we did. josh was fine from the kick, I'd seen him take worse before and laugh at it.
- Good Friend.... no need barb sweet
- February 13, 2013 - 11:03
I agree totally! The telegram went in the wrong direction with this article including unessessary information! This is exactly why I myself did not respond to Barb Sweet's request for interview about Josh. Disgusted with how you wrote this article! Hoping and Praying for the best outcome possible with finding our friend Josh! My thoughts and with him and his family! Keep good spirits everybody and bring him home safe!
- Concerned Resident
- February 13, 2013 - 11:02
Well first of all, Josh's personal life is no ones business. I do not know Josh but from what i am hearing he is the kind of man everyone would like. I hope that he is found very soon and comes home to his family and friends. Josh did nothing wrong at all and he dont need to be embarrassed about anything.He is just a special guy that needs to be found real soon.
- February 13, 2013 - 10:39
Shame on The Telegram for including so much personal detail about this man's life. We do not need to know this amount of personal detail. The main focus should only be on the search for him and the details pertinent to the same. If friends are worried and talking too much about his life then the professionals at The Telegram should take the role of protecting his privacy with regard to what they publish. My thoughts and prayers remain with this young man and his family and friends.
- February 13, 2013 - 10:35
A lot of this info shouldn't be out, but when reporters ask youg men and women about a missing friend, it is hard for them to know what to say and how much they should say. As the RNC are investigating any incident that happened before hand, it is important for us, the public, to follow their leads and conclusions. Be mindful of what information is out as rumors. Josh is a great, great guy, and we want to see him home safely and not feel overwhelmed or emabarrased, etc about any of this. Friends, keep info about his personal life away from the media, and inform the RNC, they are the ones that will help. Residents of the area, please check your yards, sheds, garages. Best of luck to everyone who is helping and thank-you to all the dedicated friends, family and officals in this search.
- WTF Barb
- February 13, 2013 - 10:32
Barb Sweet, what are you thinking? There was no need for you to comment on Josh's personal life. You took your discussion with one of his concerned friends who only has Josh's best interest in mind and turned it into a gossip piece on Josh's life. You offered next to no new useful information, and instead published downtown gossip and rumors. Shame on you and shame on the Telegram. I suggest you put down your Macbook and go knock on door in the Stavanger Drive area asking if people have checked their back yards....it would do more good than your piece.
- February 13, 2013 - 10:19
Someone knoes something and just not saying a thing which is horrbible put yourself in his mom or dads or sisters shoes , what if it was your brother or son ! And if ya don't want no one to know call the rnc and tell them u can't know ! I hope he is found :( its so heartbreaking
- February 13, 2013 - 09:50
I agree with Blair...why is there so much about his personal life being broadcast?? I do know about his personal life as I have known him and his siblings for many years but I see no reason why that should be made a part of this investigation. The main concern should be in finding him....Come home safe Josh...your family loves and misses you
- February 13, 2013 - 09:31
I don't know Josh personally but he went to my high school and I have seen him on occasion working downtown. It is clear how much respect that his friends and colleagues have for him. Seems to me like he is a hard working man on his way to a bright future. I hope that he can return to his family and friends safe.
- The Story when he is found
- February 13, 2013 - 08:26
I would love to hear the story of when they find him. You hear of people and teens going missing ALL THE TIME, money and time put into finding them but never the story of how they went missing or how they were found?
- February 13, 2013 - 11:15
"The story when he is found" is not important what is important is that he IS FOUND SAFE. Your are a strange one. Do you also chase fire trucks to see if the people are still inside. Try reading murder mystery it is a more acceptable outlet for your morbid attitude.
- February 13, 2013 - 08:15
I certainly hope this young man is found. I am however puzzled as to why his life's story has been published and broadcast. If he is found (hopefully) he may be miffed by the amount of personal information about him that has been given out. I guess "need to know basis" doesn't apply here.
- February 13, 2013 - 09:02
Not when you have a bunch of 20 year olds talking to the media... There is certainly a lot more than we need to know written in this article. At the same time, the events leading up to his disappearance are unusual.... I hope he is found safe and sound.
- February 13, 2013 - 13:50
I am absolutely APPALED at that comment. Really "kellys"? a bunch of 20-year-olds? He likes to go out and enjoy his time, but he is NO WHERE CLOSE to the bunch of '20-year-old' immature scumbags or whatever than you seem to be thinking he or his friends are. How about YOU get your facts straight and not make rash assumptions. I personally, a 21 year old tax-paying and hard working student, take people like Josh as a great example of how to enjoy your early twenties AND contribute to their communities. So next time anyone has anything negative or harsh to say about this young man or his friends, keep in mind these people you talk about just maybe arent as troublemaking as you were or even as you think. We ARE going to be taking care of our older generation in the future afterall.
- February 13, 2013 - 07:49
another thing the search and rescue that is involved...are they using infrared cameras or googles to pick up a sighting because if he is god forbid hurt he may not be able to get into a spot to be seen.,,,,just a thought because anything to bring him home at this point in time is needed. Praying for his safe return.
- Concerned resident
- February 13, 2013 - 07:45
So heartbreaking not to know where the young man is .People just don't go missing for no reason .Hopefully it will end with nothing but happiness .If you are safe Josh just come forward so everyone won't be out of their minds worring about you .Even just contact one of your friends I'm sure they are there for you . I 'm praying for you to be safe just like all the others .You are too too young to leave your family & friends yet ,you have lots to live for !!!!!!!!!!
- February 13, 2013 - 07:44
have the cameras been checked i wonder to see if the attacker may have not hopped a cab also and followed this young man. I do hope he is found safe and sound and sooner than later. If by chance he is not coming home due to embarrasement then my darling don't be. There is no reason to feel bad or ashamed. If you are in hiding and just afraid please go home. By reading all those articles it is clear there are alot of people out there that love and support you. Just go home and be safe. And in case the attacker is also reading all this....think one day this could be your son that someone does this to. Karma is a biotch and always come back to bite you in the arse.
- Jennifer Davis
- February 13, 2013 - 08:41
Well said Marlene. And checking the cameras for the attacker is also a good idea. This story is hearbreaking. There are so many supporative people only wishing and praying for a positive outcome. His foster parents must be terrific people to have so many of his friends say such wonderful things about young Josh. He was definately raised with love and understanding because he shows it to others.
- February 13, 2013 - 07:35
CBC describes him as 6'1" which is more accurate. He is not 5'9. Hopefully he is found safe and sound.
- February 13, 2013 - 07:06
People don’t just disappear. He’s got to be somewhere and according to this story he may have a head injury and in need of medical attention so people everywhere in the greater metro area please keep an eye out for this young man and it only takes a minute to call the RNC if you see someone that could be him. Officers on patrol will check it out. He could be in any area and he could have gotten warmer clothes from one of the clothing drop-off bins.
- February 13, 2013 - 07:42
has anyone bothered to check out the area by the Majestic? There is a sheltered doorway area that is covered in sleeping bags. Everytime I drive by there are people sleeping there!