Cold Case Murder Arrest Made

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Kevin Miller

Bear – New Castle County Police have arrested Kevin “Chevy” Miller, 37, for the 2012 murder of Jeremiah “Farmer” MacDonald which occurred in the community of Sparrow Run, according to NCCPD Spokesmand J.P. Piser.

Piser said that on July 17, 2012, County Police responded to the unit block of Heron Court for a report of a person shot.  Upon arrival, police found Jeremiah MacDonald, known as “Farmer,” suffering multiple gunshot wounds.  Jeremiah “Farmer” MacDonald was pronounced dead at the scene.  Major Crimes Squad Detectives conducted the investigation until it was eventually turned over to the Cold Case Homicide Squad.

Cold Case Homicide Squad Detectives continued the investigation by re-examining evidence and re-interviewing witnesses.  Through their investigation, Cold Case Homicide Squad Detectives identified Kevin Miller, known as “Chevy,” as the suspect, according to Piser.

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Jeremiah MacDonald

On November 21, 2016, with the assistance and support of the Delaware Department of Justice, Cold Case Homicide Squad Detectives presented the case to a grand jury and obtained an indictment for Kevin “Chevy” Miller.

Kevin “Chevy” Miller was arrested on December 2, 2016, and charged with first-degree murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited due to a previous felony conviction.  He remains at Vaughn Correctional Center where he was being held on unrelated charges, said Piser.

Readers may remember that MacDonald was one of the first cases posted to New Castle County’s new cold case website. The site allows the public to read information about each case and it also allows potential witnesses to submit tips regarding the cases. The new website was launched in July of this year, exactly four years after MacDonald was murdered. The New Castle County Police Cold Case webpage can be found at http://www.nccde.org/957/Cold-Case

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Google Street view of the murder location captured a makeshift memorial for MacDonald in August of 2012.

To provide information on this or any other cold case, please contact:
Detective Brian Shahan at (302) 395-2781 or via email at BShahan@nccde.org or Retired Sergeant Glenn Davis at (302) 395-8216 or via email at GLDavis@nccde.org.

 

Image Credits: Google Maps, NCCPD

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