Brookhaven, GA, January 14, 2016 – by Trey Benton – Brookhaven Police Chief Gary Yandura gave a run down Tuesday evening of some of his departments efforts to locate 78-year-old Janet Sue Miller, a Brookhaven resident that went missing on Christmas Eve after she attended service at Brookhaven Baptist Church.
Despite Police and community efforts, however, Ms. Miller has still not been located.
Some of the search efforts for Ms. Miller, according to the Chief, have included:
- Aerial search by the DeKalb County Helicopter
- A pond was drained
- Another pond was searched
- Several grid searches – one with a command post set up at her last seen location
- Search dogs and cadaver dogs have searched
- Flyers have been distributed at local shelters
- Area hospitals have been notified
- Media alerts
“I feel that we have done everything, including having the church help us,” said Chief Yandura. “We are continuing to search.”
The Galion Inquirer, a local newspaper in Ohio near where Ms. Miller has family, spoke to Miller’s niece, Rachel Sidell. “We’re all a wreck,” Sidell told reporter, Chris Pugh. “We want to believe she’s OK, but we don’t know where she’s at.”
Sidell described the family as a close, religious family, which she says gives them comfort.
Chief Yandura said this is not the first time Miller has disappeared. “The last time, she ended up at Grady Hospital,” the Chief said. “She has dementia, may have used a different name and maybe not everyone notices her.”
Ms. Miller was last seen wearing glasses, an unknown color long dress, and black shoes. She is 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighing 90 pounds with long, gray hair and blue eyes.
Brookhaven Police is asking anyone with any information about Ms. Miller to call their department at 404-637-0600.