The body of a Charlottesville, Virginia woman was found inside her home on New Year’s Day. According to the Associated Press, 31-year-old Molly Meghan Miller was last seen on Friday after leaving her home. On Saturday, her fiancé Anson Parker reported her missing. Parker shared that home with Miller, NBC 29 reported.
For the time being, police are not discussing if the death is being investigated as a homicide. They did, however, say that there isn’t a threat to the public. Police are currently awaiting the results of the autopsy report to determine how she died.
“Once that is completed, and additional follow up is finished, an update will be provided. We currently do not have a time frame for this and appreciate everyone's patience,” Charlottesville Police Lt. Stephen Upman stated in a press release.
Police also said in a news release that they will release more details about Miller’s death “when appropriate.” Before her body was located, Deputy Chief Gary Pleasants stated that bloodhounds were deployed and that security cameras were being monitored.
In a statement, Miller's parents, Marian and Dan McConnell, thanked the community and police for their support and assistance in finding Miller. They also said they are standing by Parker, who they declared "the love of Molly's life."
“Please keep Anson Parker, Molly’s fiancé, in your prayers; he lost the love of his life,” they wrote. “Anson is the love of Molly’s life as well; and along with Luca, their dog, they are a perfect triangle of love. Anson is family and has our 100% support and we are standing by him to help him any way we can.”
The parents also detailed how much they cherished Miller.
“She is a free spirit, a light in our lives, creative, loving, fiercely independent, and a seeker of truth. Although Molly left us in body, her spirit and soul are forever present. She is a present to us; a true gift.”