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 ‚ÄėCatie‚Äô Miller.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre still bumping into people who don‚Äôt know that she‚Äôs been missing,‚ÄĚ said Miller‚Äôs father, John, on Sunday. ‚ÄúWhat I‚Äôve been saying is, if half a million Nova Scotians know she‚Äôs missing, then half a million don‚Äôt know she‚Äôs missing.‚ÄĚ
Catherine Miller, who goes by Catie, sent a text to her mother around 11 a.m. on July 15 and hasn‚Äôt 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 ‚Äď and to Catie herself.
‚ÄúIf there‚Äôs any problem you‚Äôve encountered, we will take care of that for you. Don‚Äôt worry about that,‚ÄĚ says Ms. Miller, audibly suppressing tears. ‚ÄúWe love you unconditionally, so please remember that and just come back to us.‚ÄĚ
Mr. Miller said it‚Äôs hoped that Catie‚Äôs alive and will somehow see the video ‚Äď though he said he‚Äôs concerned about her prolonged absence.
‚ÄúSeveral things that occurred before she disappeared would lead one to believe that she planned on staying around,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúHer son, she wouldn‚Äôt want to be out of contact with him, so that does give us cause for concern.‚ÄĚ
Police have said they don‚Äôt suspect foul play in the 29-year-old‚Äôs disappearance.
Mr. Miller said he and his family plan to keep searching and spreading the word about Catie‚Äôs disappearance, with plans in the works for more activities ‚Äď another vigil, perhaps some billboards ‚Äď once summer is over and students return to the local universities.
‚ÄúI just want to keep it in the public‚Äôs mind so that if somebody knows something, eventually they‚Äôll phone in and pass some information along,‚ÄĚ he said.