Search for missing St. John's man fails to turn up new leads

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Investigation into Josh Miller’s disappearance continues

Joshua Miller. — Submitted photo

It was the perfect day weather-wise to participate in a search for a St. John’s man who has been missing since Feb. 8, but it wasn’t the perfect ending.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) joined the Rovers Ground Search and Rescue Tuesday in the city’s east end in an effort to find clues to Joshua Miller’s disappearance.

RNC Sgt. Rick Thorne told The Telegram Tuesday evening officers thought there was chance something might be uncovered, given the recent mild temperatures and the amount of rain cutting away at the snow.

“No, they never found anything,” he said.

“They just thought to revisit the area and maybe pick up some information by going over it with the Rovers, but it was to no avail,” Thorne said.

The media relations officer couldn’t be reached to find out what the next move is in the search for Miller.

The RNC suspended the ground search Feb. 14, but is still actively investigating his disappearance

Miller was reported missing Feb. 10, but was last seen by friends on George Street during the early morning hours of the day before.  

After an altercation in which he was reportedly kicked in the head by an assailant outside the Sundance bar, according to friends, Miller was put in a cab by himself.

A friend of Miller’s who was with him that night lives in the Stavanger Drive/Blue Puttee Drive area.

Police have asked residents of the area to check their backyards and sheds for any signs of him.

Miller is described as being 6’1” and 180-185 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, according to police.

Geographic location: St. John's, George Street

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  • Wally Harwood
    March 09, 2013 - 12:47

    Mr.Mom," In the area of" is not very exact. And there were other things reported such as he failed to pay his fare. Most cabbies would take notice of where the bounder went, and wait to see if the occupants responded. My point is that the newspaper has not been giving this information, if it has been gathered.

  • Puta
    March 06, 2013 - 19:23

    Wally - you are right. You should call the RNC and ask them to go interview the cabbie!

  • tom
    March 06, 2013 - 15:10

    The longer this goes is less likely a happy ending will be had. If anyone knows anything please come forward with it. I feel for him and his family.

  • Resident
    March 06, 2013 - 15:01

    They seem very intent that he is still in that area. I guess the sightings of him around the Mall or elsewhere, didn’t pan out?

  • Wounder
    March 06, 2013 - 13:20

    I also wounder if they have found the guy that kicked him in the head if this poor boy ends up being found dead he should be held accountable for his actions ...Lets hope this is not the case ....

  • Mr.Mom
    March 06, 2013 - 11:15

    Gee Wally, have you heard the news.........that was FIRST put forward when he first went missing ? They said the cab driver dropped him off in the area of Blue Puttee Drive where his friend lives. If you read this article again, you will see that it AGAIN states the same location.

  • Donny Dooley
    March 06, 2013 - 06:11

    I'm not checkin' my backyard or shed every time someone around here goes missing. I didn't sign up for the Rovers!

    • Seriously?
      March 08, 2013 - 19:13

      I sincerely hope that when a loved one of yours is in need that you are met with a similar response... And if you do really feel this way, have the common decency and respect to keep it to yourself, it's rude and hurtful.

    • Liz
      March 28, 2013 - 17:02

      I agree with the responder. When you go desperately searching for someone you know or love i hope you get the same response. Enough said!

  • wounder
    March 05, 2013 - 21:34

    Wounder if the police found out who the fight was with... cause if this boy has died over it he should be held accountable for his actions in the fight ....Hope they did so they can lay charges if the blow to the head was the cause if he has died over it ...lets hope this is not the case :(

  • Wally Harwood
    March 05, 2013 - 18:49

    We haven't seen any reports about what information the taxi driver has provided. It would seem that the cabby was the last person that is known to have had contact with Josh. Where exactly did the cabby drop Josh and what was said?