Name: Nimrod Johnson Miller
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: September 1, 1881
Location Last Seen: Oklahoma
Date of Birth: circa 1844
Age: 37 years old
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Not Available
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
Nimrod Johnson Miller was the Burnet County Sheriff in Texas. He left on August 26, 1881 in search of a man named W. P. Brown who was reported to be near Paulís Valley in Indian Territory (modern day Oklahoma). He was last seen in Caddo. He was shot with an arrow and beaten by several suspects while en route to arrest a suspect.
Shortly, after Sheriff Millerís disappearance, the Sheriffís nephew, Deputy Sheriff L. J. Conner of Burnet County, commenced a search for his Uncle. Deputy Sheriff Connerís investigation revealed tthat Sheriff Miller initially traveled to Austin, Texas where he was robbed but afterward recovered his money. Sheriff Miller left Sherman, Texas on August 30 and was reported to be in Dennison, Texas on September 1, 1881. He was last seen at Caddo, Indian Territory, purchasing a horse to travel to Paulís Valley. His fate was learned about when a prisoner in Fort Smith, Arkansas, confessed that he had witnessed the murder in Chickasaw County. Sheriff Miller's body was never found.
Sheriff Miller had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his wife and seven children.
Agency Name: Burnet County Sheriff's Department
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 512-756-8080
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: N/A
NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: Unknown
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Added: 12/18/06; Last Updated: 12/7/17
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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.