Clayton Miller's parents welcome involvement of Anonymous in son's case
Clayton Miller’s parents are welcoming the involvement of the mysterious online group Anonymous in their son’s case.
The group has posted a video on YouTube, asking questions about the way Miller’s death was investigated. The video has been viewed more than 4,500 times since it was posted Sunday.
“Those are questions that we have and those are questions they found themselves. We didn’t give them those questions. It’s them studying the documents and coming up with questions,” says Maureen Miller.
“In our opinion, anyone that’s willing to help, go ahead and show what’s been covered up for 24 years.”
Her son was found face down in a brook two days after police raided a party in the woods in New Waterford, N.S. in 1990. He was 17 at the time of his death.
An autopsy conducted shortly after his death concluded he died from dry drowning, but a second autopsy concluded three years later determined the cause of death to be hypothermia.
Miller’s parents have always been suspicious of the autopsy results. They believe two men were involved in beating their son the night of the party, and that the police may have also played a role in his death.
The video posted by Anonymous warns politicians that protests will escalate until justice is served in the case.
“Anonymous knows there was already one rally. Anonymous is calling for more, many more,” said the group.
Anonymous also questions Mayor Cecil Clarke’s timing on releasing a statement supporting the reopening of the case, and why he failed to address the issue while he served as justice minister under former premier Rodney MacDonald.
CTV News reached out to the mayor’s office, but was told Clarke had nothing to say about the matter, other than the statement he released a few weeks ago.
“It’s strange it never came out until everything got so big and the justice minister and chief medical examiner got involved in this,” says Clayton’s father, Gervais Miller. “To me, I don’t know if he’s supporting us.”
The Millers say all they want is an honest investigation and they hope they will get it once the province’s chief medical examiner is finished reviewing the case.
With files from CTV Atlantic's Kyle Moore