Evelyn was a vivacious little girl with eyes and a smile that could light up any room. Evelyn would have been six years old on August 22, 2005.

At this time it is hard to say why what happened to Evelyn. There have been conflicting stories as to the hour of her disappearance between 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. People have been questioned from the family as well as family friends. Evelyn was last seen by two acquaintances of her mother’s fiance at about 2 a.m. Friday, asleep on a love seat in the family’s apartment. Those two men have been questioned by authorities and a search of their residence was conducted. But authorities have not called them suspects but yet evidence was seized from their home.

This concerns us at the NVFC because what is little Evelyn doing asleep on a love seat and what are two people, basically strangers doing at the home at 2 a.m. Both persons of interest are neither the parent nor the mom’s fiance. This is understandable if someone is working the late shift and they are there for car pool purposes. We do not know enough about this right now to make a judgement.

What we do know is Evelyn’s life was cut way too short. Today she would be six years old and foul play has taken yet another child from us. Evelyn’s grandfather Richard Christie said “She was murdered and her body was put in the river,” Christie told The Gazette. “She was not drowned.”

I do have confidence that the Floyd County sheriff’s office will handle this case in a professional manner and bring justice for Evelyn Miller.

Rest in peace Evelyn. You are with other angels, hold their hands and comfort them as they comfort you. You are with God now and no one can hurt you. Watch over our children and we will never forget your short life here on earth. Rest in peace.