My interest in writing true crime started early in my career as a police officer. It actually began as a genealogy project when I was researching my great, great grandfather. He had served as the sheriff in Ingham County, Michigan in 1897 and investigated the brutal murder of an elderly woman by her daughter-in-law.
As I progressed through my career, I discovered how much I enjoyed both researching and writing true crime.
My ability to document serial killer Don Miller’s story comes from a unique perspective. Throughout my thirty-years in law enforcement, I’ve unknowingly fostered relationships with key people who were involved in the investigation, prosecution, and even the defense of Don Miller. Those professional and personal relationships continue to this day and include investigators, retired police officers, prosecuting attorneys, judges and even the killer’s defense attorney.
My interest in police work began early in life, and by the time I started college, I was following media reports from East Lansing, Michigan about another criminal justice student from Michigan State University and the four women he was suspected of killing. His name was Don Miller.
My tenure as an officer began in 1981 after I earned my associate degree in criminal justice. After working for some smaller agencies, I was hired at the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office in Charlotte, Michigan where I eventually retired.
Late in my career, I went back to school and earned my bachelor’s degree in Management. It was only then that I realized my love for writing about what I know best…true crime.