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Suspect sought in killing of his wife, two daughters

May 08, 2013|By Hector Becerra
  • Shane Franklyn Miller is suspected of killing his wife and two young daughters.
Shane Franklyn Miller is suspected of killing his wife and two young daughters. (Shasta County Sheriff's…)

Authorities searched Wednesday for a 45-year-old man they say is suspected of killing his wife and two young daughters in a home he owns near the rural Northern California town of Shingleton.

Shasta County Sheriff’s Lt. Tom Campbell told the Redding Record Searchlight that suspect Shane Franklyn Miller may be driving one of two cars -- a gold 2010 Dodge Mega Cab pickup with a camper shell and California license plate 8Z75988, or a green and tan 2001 Ford Excursion with California plate 4UBC114.

He is considered armed and dangerous, Campbell said.

The victims were identified in a press release as 34-year-old Sandy Miller and their daughters Shelby, 8, and Shasta, 4.

Former Redding Police Chief Peter Hansen told the Record Searchlight he lived near the scene of Tuesday's triple killing. He said he had talked to Miller maybe once or twice, and that the suspect had lived there only a few years with his wife and two children.

“I hardly know them,” Hansen told the Record Searchlight. “They’ve lived in that house for three or four years.”

He said that early Wednesday morning, detectives, deputies and coroner investigators were still at the scene of the homicides, which took place sometime Tuesday night. Deputies responded to a call at 7:44 p.m. and went to the home on the 28400 block of Alpine Way.

According to the newspaper, Miller owned the home where the killings occurred.

The Record Searchlight said that, according to electronic court records, Miller does not have a criminal history in Shasta, or nearby Tehama, Siskiyou or Trinity counties. The suspect had a few traffic tickets.

Anyone with information on the killings should call the the Shasta County Sheriff's Office at (530) 245-6025.


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