Investigators Seek Leads in Decade-Old Murder

Henry County- The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is cracking open a decade old cold case. After exhausting all leads, they are turning to the community for more answers.

Just before Christmas ten years ago, a Henry County man was brutally beaten and left lying in his yard. He died a short time later. Over the past decade, the sheriff’s office has followed each lead without results.

“We’re asking for anyone that was here back in 2001 that think they may know something no matter how insignificant it might be to call us and let us know,” says Sheriff Will Maddox.

On December 22, 2001, 50-year-old Danny Paul Miller was found in front of his home in the 800 block of County Road 2 in Henry County brutally beaten. He died soon after being transported to the hospital.

Sheriff Maddox says, “I think he did know his attackers. I don’t know why the attack occurred. If we did we may have some leads to follow.”

For the last decade, investigators have followed each lead. With new administration in the office, Henry County Sheriff, Will Maddox has re-opened the cold case for the victim’s family.

“We do want to solve it so they’ll have some closure. We’re not saying we can do any more than the previous administrations, but we’re going to give it a shot. We’re going to try.”

But they do need your assistance. Sheriff Maddox says they are looking for tips like a vehicle description or who could have had hard feelings against Miller.

“Just anybody that was friends of his that might know who might’ve been his enemy. Anything. No matter how insignificant it might be, it might be one of the leads that leads us to finding out who did it, and that’s what we want to do. “

If you have any information you are asked to call Crime Stoppers.
The family of Miller and Crime Stoppers is offering a combined $35,000 reward.
Sheriff Maddox wants to remind people that you do not have to release your identity when calling Crime Stoppers. You will remain anonymous.

Henry County Crime Stoppers - 334-585-5200
Henry County Sheriff's Office - 334-585-3131
Dothan Crime Stoppers - 3334-793-7000

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  • by Drunk Tom Location: somewhere on Jul 8, 2011 at 04:31 AM
    You know when you sit around some times and get to talking to people and some one will say, somebody told me one time about a man that was beat up for such and such---- those are the little clues to possibly murder stories. Those are the stories that could crack a cold case wide open.If you have heard such stories, you need to contact your law enforcement personal in your area.. Relatives need to know the truth as to what happen to their loved one.
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      by John Paul Miller on Jul 8, 2011 at 06:59 PM in reply to Drunk Tom
      I am Danny Miller's son and I am proud to say that. Thanks for your encouragement of others it is greatly appreciated from me and my family.
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