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Raid on Youngstown employee's home linked to murder investigation

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A Youngstown city employee is arraigned on felony charges in connection with a murder investigation.

Bond was set for $50,000 for Megan Miller, a teller in the city's finance department. Miller is charged with tampering with evidence and obstructing justice. Miller is still considered an employee of the city, but won't earn any pay while she's behind bars.

On Friday, Youngstown police raided the home of Megan and Randall Miller on South Hazelwood. Neighbors say it was the second day officers come their home, which sits just across the street from Chaney High School.

Randall Miller is wanted on a charge of aggravated murder in the death of James Brown.

Brown was discovered dead from an apparent gunshot wound to his head over Sat., Sept. 28 on Truesdale Avenue. A motorist was traveling southbound on Truesdale from Shehy when she noticed Brown's body near shattered glass.

Authorities continue to search for Randall Miller, who was expected to turn himself in Friday.

Police say they've traced several clues back to the married suspects in this case.

"We relied on a lot of physical evidence in this case and also some information from some eye witnesses," Lt. Doug Bobovnyik says.

In a warrant for Randall's arrest on an aggravated murder charge, it's alleged that he and Brown were seen together the night before Brown's body was found. Police received a tip that a white vehicle was spotted leaving the scene after a gunshot or loud sound was overheard.

After interviewing Megan Miller, police learned that a white 2002 Cadillac DTS was registered in her name and in Randall Miller's name. When officers arrived to the Miller's home on Hazelwood, they found the Cadillac and broken glass on the garage floor. The number etched on one of the car's four windows didn't match with the other three.

Police removed blood evidence from Randall's car and a GPS device. Police say Miller told them Randall was driving the car the evening of Sept. 27. She went on to tell them there was no damage to the vehicle. She's set to appear in court Oct. 10.

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