South Carolina Pastor John-Paul Miller And His Late Wife Mica Miller: A Complete Timeline Of The Investigation So Far
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Fisherman Details Mica Miller's Sad Final Moments Before She Died

Mica Miller, the wife of South Carolina pastor John-Paul Miller, died on April 27, in what authorities confirmed was a suicide. Now, a fisherman has come forward, detailing her sad final moments.

Authorities found Miller's body at Lumber River State Park. She died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A fisherman in the area remembered hearing her crying. He also discovered her belongings on the river bank as well. "She had her license, her bank card, keys in the bag, a little small Bible, her purse, all of her credit cards, and a few receipts and some things," Johnnie Jacobs told WBTW.

"As I decided that I was going to stop fishing, I came back through, stopped where they call it a slew or a lake off of the river," he said. "So, I pulled in there with my little boat and, maybe five minutes after, and maybe five minutes into the slew, I heard a cry. I heard it for about two or three minutes. Then I stopped, heard a gunshot. Then, the crying stopped."

Mica Miller Died At The Park

Jacobs didn't come across Miller, unfortunately. He only heard her crying from a distance. He wished that he could have helped Miller. "If it had been a person that was crying in the open, I would have checked on them all day long," he said. "I just wish I would have gone in there and checked on her."

Meanwhile, authorities confirmed that Miller purchased the weapon just hours before she committed suicide. Her husband John-Paul confirmed her passing to his congregation. "I got a call late last night, my wife has passed away. It was self-induced and it was up in North Carolina," Miller said the day after her death."Y'all pray for me and my kids and everybody. You all knew she wasn't well mentally and she needed medicine that was hard to get to her. I'm sure there will be more details to come, but keep her family in your prayers."

Meanwhile, John-Paul's lawyers have fired back about falsehoods related to the case.

"Following the untimely death of Mica Miller, unfounded rumors and false accusations began circulating on social media and in various media outlets, suggesting Pastor Miller's involvement in her demise," attorney Russell B. Long, according to News13. "This created a buzz, causing local and national media outlets to be proliferating these falsehoods, on a mammoth proportion. Our client refutes any report that suggests he ever abused his wife."