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Details Emerge in Murder-Suicide Involving Rockville Teen

Michelle Miller, 17, was “smitten” by a man police say shot and killed her, The Washington Post reported.

A clearer picture is emerging of what may have led to the death of a Rockville High School student and the Army staff sergeant who police say shot her before turning the gun on himself.

Michelle Miller, a 17-year-old senior, was shot and killed by Adam Anthony Arndt, 31, who then shot himself at his home in Germantown on Monday.

According to media accounts, Miller had planned to go to college in Arizona and had enlisted in the Army Reserve. Ardnt supervised her recruitment, according to published reports.

Her father, Kevin Miller, told the The Washington Post that his daughter was “smitten” with Ardnt. He said he didn’t know if the two were romantically involved but said the “chances were pretty good,” the newspaper reported.

“She used to show a picture of him on her camera,” Kevin Miller told The Post.

Ultimately it was her dad who led Montgomery County police to Germantown, where her body was found, WJLA reported.

Michelle Miller reportedly left her family's Rockville home on Sunday night to help a “suicidal” friend and was sending ominous messages like “I Love You” and “Goodbye” until her phone died around midnight, WJLA reports.

Her dad used his daughter’s text messages to place her in Germantown, where police found her dead in the bathroom of Arndt's home.

Read the full story at WJLA.com.

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Regina Powers April 27, 2013 at 06:31 PM
The dad says she was "smtten" of him and "chances were pretty good" she was romantically involved. Wouldn't you as a parent want to know if your 17 yr old daughter was romantically involved with a 31 yr old army recruiter. I don't understand?
Faus Berona May 01, 2013 at 03:08 PM
I would like you to explain to the parents of 17 years old how can you change the fact? He is 31 yearl old for gracious sake and she reported to him. I don't know if you have been teenager before.

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