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April 11, 2014

Investigation complete, Miller not charged

Earlier this week, FBI agents completed their efforts at the rural residence of Don Miller and left his residence in the 8300 block of South CR 850W. Agents had been at the location since showing up unannounced on April 2.

In a news release from the FBI Tuesday by special agent Drew Northern, it was learned that agents did not confiscate all of the thousands of artifacts in Miller’s collection.

According to Northern, although Miller improperly possessed some items, he has not nor was he detained or arrested. The FBI agent also said that Miller cooperated throughout the process.

It is still unclear if and what F.B.I. agents were searching for or exactly how the investigation originated.

According to multiple sources, for a number of years, Miller has been open with his collection of artifacts and frequently allowed a variety of visitors to tour the collection that numbered in the thousands and includes shrunken heads, arrow heads, and other artifacts from multiple countries that the Rushville resident visited.

According to Rush County Historical Society president and former RCHS teacher John Wilson, in recent years, Miller offered the collection to the Rush County Historical Society for display in the Rush County Historical Museum located at 619 North Perkins Street.

“He offered the collection to us (the Rush County Historical Society) although the majority of items were not related to Rush County and we simply did not have the space necessary for the collection, so we unfortunately had to decline on his generous offer,” Wilson said last week.

During a visit to Millers residence Thursday morning, a person answering the door said that Miller had no comment at this time.

Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106.

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