WASHINGTON – Investigators don’t know whether a Rockville High School student who was found shot and killed next to her Army recruiter in April was killed or if she committed suicide.
The Maryland Medical Examiner’s office has ruled that 31-year-old Staff Sgt. Adam Arndt’s death was a suicide. But 17-year-old Michelle Miller’s death has been categorized as “undetermined.”
Montgomery County police say that Miller suffered a gunshot wound but the medical examiner could not determine whether her death was a suicide or a homicide.
Police initially believed that Arndt had shot Miller and then fatally shot himself inside his Pinnacle Drive home in Germantown, Md.
Miller was planning to enter the US Army Reserves program upon graduation. She knew Arndt because he processed new recruits into the Army Reserve and was assigned to coordinate her entry.
Friends and family have said the pair were romantically link even though the Army bars recruiters from have personal relationships with future soldiers.
The night before their bodies were found, Miller had gone to console a “suicidal” friend. Her father found her at Arndt’s home the following morning.
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