Mary Katherine Miller
Missing since June 20, 1979 from Provo, Utah County, Utah
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Mary Miller was reported missing on June 20, 1979. She was emotionally upset at the time she disappeared.
On July 16, a man and his wife riding a motorcycle came across her late-model Honda Civic on a remote dirt road leading from the Timpooneke Trail Head on Mount Timpanogos. They found her purse, keys and identification in the car. Officers interviewed two sheepherders in the area where the car was found. The herders told police that the woman apparently had gotten the car stuck and had asked them for help. They reported seeing her June 23, walking away from the area where her car was stuck. But the car was in a different location when the couple on the motorcycle found it.
One of the herders told police the other man had intended to steal the car and take it to Arizona, where he lived. Police suspected the two of having something to do with the woman's disappearance, but without a body, officers had no evidence of a crime. No charges were filed.
Katherine Miller had been a registered nurse for 20 years. She was among the first graduates from a new bachelor's degree program in nursing at Brigham Young University in 1950.
Foul play is suspected.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Provo Police Department
Agency Case Number: 793172
NCIC Number: M-043250491
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
Utah Department of Safety
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