This week’s Flashback Friday case is Fred Donald Miller, who disappeared from Hagerman, Idaho on August 17, 1968. He was driving at the time, having picked up two male hitchhikers who have been identified. Both Fred and the car were never seen again.
The police don’t believe Fred disappeared voluntarily. Whatever happened to him in 1968, though, he’s definitely dead now: he was born in 1902 and if he was still alive, he’d be 114 years old. I think at least some of his six children are still alive, however.
If Fred was the victim of foul play, whoever did it may also be deceased by now. It’s been almost 50 years, after all. This can, however, actually be a good thing for the investigation. If the killer or killers are dead, anyone else who has knowledge of what happened to Fred and has said nothing (out of fear, out of love, whatever) can come forward with it now, knowing there’s nothing to lose by doing so.
When the car disappears too I always wonder whether it’s in water somewhere. So disappearances look suspicious but may be they are really just tragic accidents. I think that with Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone Jr.
I always consider the “car accident” theory as well. In fact just yesterday I was talking online to someone about the people have have turned up after DECADES, having driven their cars into lakes and canals and rivers.
I generally look for thr water theory too, however with this case there isn’t many area to look. Yes there is one canal or reservoir, however if it was plausible, wouldn’t that have been one of the first places they looked?
Meant to say lake or reservoir. Not canal.
Hope your feeling better. I’m a nurse and know how medicines can be great to treat Iknees but the side effects can be horrendous. Feel for you
FYI, Erica Parsons
should’ve known you already knew!!