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A 48-year-old murder suspect died by committing suicide a few hours before the jury found him guilty. Terrence Miller, 78, was found dead in his home Monday morning after a Snohomish County Sheriff’s aides responded to a suicide death report in Edmonds, Washington.
The Snohomish County Medical Inspector confirmed to PEOPLE that Miller’s form of death was considered suicide and the cause of death was a bullet wound.
According to The Washington Post, Loomis was sexually assaulted and murdered six miles from her home while cycling to visit her horse’s stable near Bothell, Washington, in August 1972. A couple discovered his body on a dirt road and took him to a hospital, where it was announced that he died of a bullet wound to the head.
The Seattle Times previously reported that researchers used genealogy to match Miller’s DNA, collected from a coffee cup, with semen found in the young woman’s boot, last year.
Everrett Herald reported that Miller deposited his $ 1 million in bond last year and was audited by a home monitoring company. He had previously been ordered by a judge to surrender any firearm; It is not clear how he got a gun.
According to The Herald, Miller died by suicide while jurors weighed his case after a two-week trial and was convicted a few hours after he was found dead on Monday.
“I’m glad we heard the verdict,” said Jim Scharf, the chief inspector of the Snohomish County sheriff, according to The Herald. “I think this is good for the (Loomis) family.”
A follow-up hearing was scheduled on December 17 to determine if Miller’s family had to pay a fine.
Prosecutor Craig Matheson said, “I think we have to appease it properly,” Miller’s attorney Laura Martin said, “there’s actually no public interest in court trying to rule this case, because Mr. Miller.”