For the second time, Tim Miller is suing Galveston County over the handling of his daughter’s remains. Laura Miller is considered one of the four victims of the “Killing Fields” murders that took place in the 1980s and 1990s in League City.
“You know, here we are, it’s just one of the thousands of mistakes that have been made in this case,” said Miller.
Miller said he received a call last October from the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office, notifying him human remains were found in a file box bearing the case number for Laura’s murder.
The first time Miller sued the county came after “the Miller family learned that they had only buried Laura Miller’s partial remains and that portions of her body were still being held by various entities and had not in fact been returned to the family for burial,” a lawsuit read.
Miller exhumed his daughter’s remains and then reburied her after receiving what he thought was the remainder of her body. Miller settled the first lawsuit in 2000 with the former Galveston County Medical Examiner, Dr. W.E. Korndorffer, who is now deceased.
Then came the call more of Laura’s remains may still be at the ME’s Office.
“Do you think it’s right that now I got to bury the same child three different times because of y’all’s mistakes?” said Miller.
Miller said his anger comes from the sequence of events that followed the discovery of these remains. Miller said by the time he was notified, the ME’s Office sent the remains to be tested at the University of North Texas, but the remains were sent back untested because UNT lacked a DNA sample for comparison.