Suspected murderer in cold case kills themselves before conviction

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Terrence Miller, 78, was arrested in 2019 after DNA linked him to the murder of Jody Loomis, 20. Loomis died on Aug. 23, 1972.

Miller died by suicide hours before a jury was going to convict him, according to Washington state authorities.

The body was found in his home in Edmonds, roughly 16 miles north of Seattle, according to a statement posted on Facebook from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

On Monday, a jury found Miller guilty of first-degree murder, despite the fact that he died, according to The Seattle Times.

After two weeks on trial, Miller was convicted of shooting Loomis when she was riding home on a bike. Later that day, two people found her disrobed and suffering from a gunshot wound. She later died in the hospital, according to NBC News.

Miller had posted $1 million bond in 2019. The judge had him turn in all weapons he owned and was monitored by an electric home monitoring company.

 

 

 

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