Humboldt Man Featured in New Crime Show


Shane Miller is a former Humboldt County man wanted in the death of his wife and two young daughters in Shingletown, California. He is featured on the new CNN show ‘The Hunt,’ with John Walsh, airing Sunday at 9 p.m.

Authorities say Miller shot his wife and daughters multiple times before grabbing the family dog and heading to a remote area of Humboldt County where he grew up. He hasn’t been seen since — even after an intensive manhunt around Petrolia, about 40 miles south of Eureka.

Miller had threatened to kill his wife and the girls before, and he finally carried out the murders on the day Sandy Miller planned to tell him she wanted a place of her own. She had sought to escape from her husband about two weeks before she and her daughters were killed.

During an April 20th domestic violence dispute, Sandy Miller went to Humboldt County and her husband followed the same day, finding her at a motel and bringing her back to Shingletown. Shane Miller also made threats to kill his mother-in-law, sister-in-law and her children.

Shasta County detectives found Shane Miller’s bunker last month in Whitmore. The hidden bunker contained a large cache of guns and ammunition, but no indication that he’d stayed there recently. A $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest.

Shane is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds with red hair and blue eyes. He is considered armed and dangerous.

UPDATE 08/03/2014: Shasta County Sheriff Office has identified remains found near Petrolia’s River Bar as those belonging to Miller. Authorities have been searching for Miller since May of 2013 after he killed his wife and two daughters.

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