Back in early March, the Baton Rouge police announced that a 42-year-old Georgia executive named Nathan Millard had been found dead after he went missing after a February 23rd LSU game in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Announcing that on Facebook, the Baton Rouge Police Department said:
Nathan Millard, 42 was found deceased this morning around 3:34am in the 2900 block of Scenic Hwy. The cause of death is unknown at this time pending autopsy results.
This is an ongoing investigation.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
Original – February 24, 2023
Baton Rouge Police Missing Persons Division is attempting to locate NATHAN MILLARD, 42 who was last seen around 11:30pm on February 23, 2023 in the downtown area. Millard is 5’9”, 180lbs and was wearing a green ball cap, black shirt and blue jeans.
Well, now the police have arrested the man who dumped Millard’s body. Fox News Digital announced that in a recent report, saying:
Baton Rouge police in Louisiana have arrested a suspect in connection with the disappearance of Nathan Millard, a Georgia father of five and director at a construction firm who went missing from a business trip for days before he turned up dead in a vacant lot.
Early on March 7, authorities found Millard, 42, dead and reportedly rolled up in a carpet off Scenic Highway in Baton Rouge – about a seven-minute drive from where he was last seen on Feb. 23 at Happy’s Irish Pub downtown with a client.
The Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) arrested Derrick Perkins, 45, on Monday “for his involvement in the improper disposing of Nathan Millard’s body” after initially apprehending him on March 13.
The man arrested in connection with Millard’s death, Derrick Perkins, was already known to the police. In fact, he had previously been held in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for a variety of offenses. Those included probation violation, criminal damage to property, three counts of access device fraud and unauthorized use of a vehicle. But he was let out of prison and Millard is now dead and his body was found stuffed in a rolled-up carpet.
The Baton Rouge Police Department reportedly believes that Millard died of an overdose, and that though foul play was suspected in the disposal of his body, it was not suspected in his death. Baton Rouge Police Department Sgt. L’Jean McKneely said as much in a statement, saying:
“Foul play was pertaining to the way that he died, not to the entire incident as a whole. He didn’t die from blunt force trauma, he didn’t die from stabbing, and he didn’t die from shooting.”
A final cause of death is still pending as the toxicology report has not yet been completed. Given the scope of the fentanyl crisis, it is certainly possible that Millard used cocaine, marijuana, or another drug cut with fentanyl without his knowledge and then died from an accidental overdose. That, however, is pure speculation.
Featured image credit: Pictures come from Baton Rouge Police Department
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