Staunton man charged with murder in man’s 1983 disappearance

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — An 84-year-old Staunton man has been charged with first-degree murder in the 1983 disappearance of another man.

Augusta County Commonwealth’s Attorney A. Lee Ervin says in a news release that a multi-jurisdictional grand jury indicted Charles Almond on Monday.

The grand jury was impaneled by the Virginia Attorney General’s Office’s chief prosecutor, Phil Figura, to investigate the disappearance of 20-year-old Richard Miller Jr. of Swoope.

Miller was an employee of The News Leader ( ) in Staunton. The newspaper says he was last seen on Nov. 17, 1983, as he drove to work. His pickup truck was found on Dec. 14, 1983, in Richmond.

The newspaper says Miller was engaged to Almond’s daughter.


Information from: The News Leader,


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