The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a suspected murder-suicide after police found a 45-year-old Broken Bow woman dead in her home and her ex-husband, a 47-year-old man, dead in a Custer County pasture.
The Broken Bow Police Department found Angie Miller dead at her house, in the 800 block of North 13th Street, at around 1:45 a.m. Friday morning, the State Patrol said in a news release.
Investigators developed the woman’s ex-husband, Ryan Miller, as a suspect in the homicide, the patrol said.
Police sought Ryan Miller in a pasture near Anselmo, where he often went, but found him dead there at at 4:45 a.m. Friday, according to the patrol. Ryan Miller died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The agency did not indicate how Angie Miller is thought to have died.
The patrol, police department and Custer County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the incident. Authorities are asking anyone with information about the suspected murder-suicide to contact the State Patrol at 308-535-8270.
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Angie Miller, an elementary school counselor at Broken Bow Public Schools, had filed for divorce in April 2019 and a Custer County judge issued a divorce decree in February 2020, according to court filings.
The couple had three children together, according to court filings.
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Broken Bow school counselor killed in apparent murder-suicide