Murder of Waterport Woman Leads to an Arrest

Posted 4 March 2013 at 12:00 am

Press Release: Scott D. Hess, Sheriff

A Waterport man is under arrest in connection with the death of his housemate early this morning.

Frederick C. Miller (Age 61), is charged with Murder in the 2nd Degree, in connection with the death of Rachel A. Miller (Age 53), whose body was found along Oak Orchard River Rd., approximately 150 yards west of the residence they shared at 1542 Oak Orchard River Rd., Town of Carlton.

There was some type of physical altercation between the two Millers that apparently began inside the residence, and then moved outside and down the road to the area where she was located. A passing school bus driver observed her lying roadside and called 9-1-1 shortly before 7:00 A.M.

Rachel Miller’s body has been removed from the scene and transported to the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office in Rochester, for autopsy.

Frederick Miller is scheduled for an appearance in Town of Carlton Court later today.

This investigation by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Police Forensic Identification Unit is continuing.