Broken Bow school counselor killed in apparent murder-suicide

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating an apparent homicide after police found a 45-year-old Broken Bow woman dead in her home and her ex-husband, a 47-year-old man, dead in a Custer County pasture.

The Broken Bow Police Department found Angie Miller dead at her house, in the 800 block of North 13th Street, around 1:45 p.m. on Friday morning, the State Patrol said in a press release.

Investigators have developed the woman’s ex-husband, Ryan Miller, as a suspect in the homicide, the patrol said.

Police searched Ryan Miller in a pasture near Anselmo, where he often went, but found him dead there at 4:45 p.m. on Friday, according to the patrol. Ryan Miller died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The agency did not indicate how Angie Miller allegedly died.

The Custer County Sheriff’s Patrol, Police Department and Sheriff’s Office are investigating the incident. Authorities are asking anyone with information about the suspected murder-suicide to contact the State Patrol at 308-535-8270.

Angie Miller, an elementary school counselor at Broken Bow Public Schools, filed for divorce in April 2019 and a Custer County judge issued a divorce decree in February 2020, according to court records.

The couple had three children together, according to court files.

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