NSP investigating suspected murder-suicide in Broken Bow

Victim is a counselor at North Park Elementary School.
The homicide victim was identified as Angie Miller, a counselor at North Park Elementary...
The homicide victim was identified as Angie Miller, a counselor at North Park Elementary School in Broken Bow.(Broken Bow Public Schools)
Published: May. 13, 2022 at 10:21 AM CDT|Updated: May. 13, 2022 at 10:40 AM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from the Custer County Sheriff’s Office and Broken Bow Police Department, is investigating a suspected murder-suicide that occurred overnight.

At approximately 1:45 a.m. Friday, NSP was requested by local law enforcement to investigate a homicide in Broken Bow. The victim, Angie Miller, 45, was located deceased inside her home in the 800 block of N. 13th Street in Broken Bow.

Investigators developed a suspect, identified as Ryan Miller, 47, who was the ex-husband of Angie Miller. Investigators learned of a location near Anselmo where Ryan Miller often went. At approximately 4:45 a.m., troopers located Miller in a pasture at that location near Anselmo. Miller was found deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

This is an ongoing investigation. If you have any information relevant to this investigation, please contact the Nebraska State Patrol at 308-535-8270.

Angie was a school counselor at North Park Elementary School in Broken Bow.

Angie graduated from Broken Bow Public School. She was a UNK graduate student majoring in elementary school counseling. She was to graduate Friday at UNK with a Master of Science in Education degree. She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education at UNK in 2000 and a Master of Arts in Education degree in 2008.

She leaves behind three children.

The University of Nebraska at Kearney released a statement:

“The UNK family offers its condolences. Our hearts go out to her family and friends. We share your grief. Angie Miller will be missed, and she will long be remembered.”

Representatives from UNK Student Health and Counseling are available to individuals who would like to talk with someone. Visit the counseling center in room 144 of the Memorial Student Affairs Building or call 308.865.8248.

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