Second-degree murder charge in 2014 homicide
The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit has charged a man in the 2014 death of Douglas MILLER.
At approximately 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, a passerby discovered the body of a man who appeared to be frozen near a parking lot in the 5900 block of Madigan Drive N.E. Initial indicators were unclear as to whether or not the man’s death was a homicide.
Months later, investigators received a report that led them to believe the man’s death was suspicious. Numerous investigative leads were followed in the years to come and detectives did not stop the search for answers.
New information came to light, and on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, investigators confirmed the case was being investigated as a homicide. CCTV images of a person believed to have information about the case were released to the public.
As a result of tips from the public, the person in the images was identified and subsequently interviewed by investigators and is not considered a person of interest. A number of investigative leads were followed and a person of interest was identified.
Investigators believe the suspect and the victim were known to each other. At the request of the victim’s family, details of what transpired the night of Douglas MILLER’s death will not be released prior to the matter appearing in court.
On Friday, April 13, 2018, a suspect was arrested with the assistance of the Edmonton Police Service. On Saturday, April 14, 2018, Joshua Michael Anthony MILLS, 28, of Edmonton, was charged with second-degree murder.