Published on August 18, 2014
John Miller, left, father of missing woman Catherine 'Catie' Miller, organizes poster campaign volunteers at the Dartmouth North Community Centre on Sunday.
Metro Halifax/Jeff Harper
Published on July 29, 2014
Dartmouth resident Catherine Miller, also known as Catie, has been missing since July 15, 2014.
DARTMOUTH - The Dartmouth family searching for their missing daughter has made an online video in hopes of reaching someone who can explain what happened to Catherine âCatieâ Miller.
âWeâre still bumping into people who donât know that sheâs been missing,â said Millerâs father, John, on Sunday. âWhat Iâve been saying is, if half a million Nova Scotians know sheâs missing, then half a million donât know sheâs missing.â
Catherine Miller, who goes by Catie, sent a text to her mother around 11 a.m. on July 15 and hasnât been seen or heard from since.
In the video made Saturday, which had been viewed more than 1800 times on Youtube by 3 p.m. Sunday, John and Terri Miller speak both to viewers â and to Catie herself.
âIf thereâs any problem youâve encountered, we will take care of that for you. Donât worry about that,â says Ms. Miller, audibly suppressing tears. âWe love you unconditionally, so please remember that and just come back to us.â
Mr. Miller said itâs hoped that Catieâs alive and will somehow see the video â though he said heâs concerned about her prolonged absence.
âSeveral things that occurred before she disappeared would lead one to believe that she planned on staying around,â he said. âHer son, she wouldnât want to be out of contact with him, so that does give us cause for concern.â
Police have said they donât suspect foul play in the 29-year-oldâs disappearance.
Mr. Miller said he and his family plan to keep searching and spreading the word about Catieâs disappearance, with plans in the works for more activities â another vigil, perhaps some billboards â once summer is over and students return to the local universities.
âI just want to keep it in the publicâs mind so that if somebody knows something, eventually theyâll phone in and pass some information along,â he said.