Monday, September 23, 2013
Authorities in Cowley County say human remains discovered near Winfield in March have been positively identified.
Forensic DNA testing shows the remains belong to 38-year-old Adam Tyler Miller. Miller had been in the Arkansas City and Winfield area and had contact with law enforcement.
He had been cited by Arkansas City Police for trespassing on railroad property on September 9 of 2012. He was later arrested on separate trespassing charges on September 12.
At the time, Miller told police he was homeless and also reported that he suffered from several significant medical conditions. The Cowley County Sheriff's Office says Miller had no further contact with law enforcement after he was released from the jail on his own recognizance that evening.
The investigation revealed that Miller was originally from the Albuquerque, New Mexico area and still had family in the area. However, he left 5 years ago and had not been in contact with his family since.
It is not clear what caused Miller's death and forensic scientists were unable to detect any evidence of foul play from his skeletal remains. Sheriff Don Read asks that anyone who may recognize Miller and might have details of his movements between September 12 of 2012 and March of 2013, to contact the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office at 620-221-5444 or 620-441-4555.