Police do not suspect criminal activity in Charlottesville woman’s death

Molly Miller, 31, was found dead in her home Monday, two days after being reported missing


Molly Meghan Miller's body was found in her residence Monday evening. 

Courtesy Charlottesville Police Department

Charlottesville Police announced Thursday that they do not suspect criminal activity resulted in the death of city resident Molly Miller. She was reported missing last Saturday and found dead in her King Street home Monday.

“The Charlottesville Police Department is continuing to investigate the circumstances that lead to Ms Miller’s death,” city police said in a release. “At this time, Ms. Miller’s death does not appear to be the result of a criminal act.”

The autopsy was conducted Wednesday. In its release statement, the city police department said the autopsy report and tests results are still pending, and no more information will be released until the results are finalized.

Miller’s fiance, Anson Parker, said he last saw her Friday evening, when she announced she was going to take a walk. Parker reported her missing Saturday evening. After an intensive search, Miller was found dead Monday evening in her home, on the 900 block of King Street.

In a letter published Tuesday, Miller’s parents, Dano and Marian McConnell, thanked friends and family for assisting in the search.

“Molly Meghan Miller, our cherished Daughter lives forever in our hearts and memories,” the letter read. “She is a free spirit, a light in our lives, creative, loving, fiercely independent, and a seeker of truth. Although Molly left us in body, her spirit and soul are forever present.”

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