UPDATE: Ground search for missing man Josh Miller suspended, RNC say

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Published on February 14, 2013
Rovers Ground Search and Rescue member Vincent Payne (left) holds a safety line while partner Colin Young wades through Stick Pond Creek in the east end of St. John’s Wednesday in the continuing search for Josh Miller. It is now six days since Miller went missing, wearing only a T-shirt and jeans. — Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary suspended the ground search for missing man Josh Miller, 20, today.

The police force said it is still actively investigating the disappearance, but is discontinuing the ground search unless there is new information.

The RNC Patrol Services, Criminal Investigation Division, Mounted Unit, K9 Unit, Rovers Ground Search and Rescue and a helicopter coordinated through Fire and Emergency Services had been involved in the search.

Miller was reported missing Sunday, but was last seen by friends on George Street early Friday morning.

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 Puttees area but said his doors were locked if Miller headed to his place.

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.

Friends describe him as a hard worker who had two jobs and was attending Memorial University, hoping to get into the RNC.

Friends and family have been out every night searching for clues.

 

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Police and search and rescue personnel were out looking for missing 20-year-old Josh Miller Wednesday.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary criminal investigation division, mounted unit, K-9 unit and Rovers Ground Search and

Rescue are still actively searching for Miller, who was reported missing Sunday, but was last seen by friends on George Street early Friday morning.

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 Puttees area but said his doors were locked if Miller headed to his place.

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.

Friends describe him as a hard worker who had two jobs and was attending Memorial University, hoping to get into the RNC.

Friends and family have been out every night searching for clues.

 

telegram@thetelegram.com