Search for missing Dartmouth woman Catie Miller moves to YouTube

Published on August 25, 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 ‘Catie’ Miller.

“We’re still bumping into people who don’t know that she’s been missing,” said Miller’s father, John, on Sunday. “What I’ve been saying is, if half a million Nova Scotians know she’s missing, then half a million don’t know she’s missing.”

Catherine Miller, who goes by Catie, sent a text to her mother around 11 a.m. on July 15 and hasn’t 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 – and to Catie herself.

“If there’s any problem you’ve encountered, we will take care of that for you. Don’t worry about that,” says Ms. Miller, audibly suppressing tears. “We love you unconditionally, so please remember that and just come back to us.”

Mr. Miller said it’s hoped that Catie’s alive and will somehow see the video – though he said he’s concerned about her prolonged absence.

“Several things that occurred before she disappeared would lead one to believe that she planned on staying around,” he said. “Her son, she wouldn’t want to be out of contact with him, so that does give us cause for concern.”

Police have said they don’t suspect foul play in the 29-year-old’s disappearance.

Mr. Miller said he and his family plan to keep searching and spreading the word about Catie’s disappearance, with plans in the works for more activities – another vigil, perhaps some billboards – once summer is over and students return to the local universities.

“I just want to keep it in the public’s mind so that if somebody knows something, eventually they’ll phone in and pass some information along,” he said.