There’s been another turn in the Rebekah Gould murder case.
Gould was murdered 16 years ago, and there was a recent arrest in the case.
A man from Texas at that time, William Alma Miller, now 44, was visiting Izard County 16 years ago, and he was recently arrested in the case while returning to his Oregon home from the Philippines. Miller is fighting extradition.
However, the probable cause or causes for Miller’s arrest will not be known for the time being, and maybe won’t be until he is brought to trial.
The reason: Circuit Judge Tim Weaver has signed an order sealing the affidavit for probable cause for arrest.
The affidavit contains, in addition to other information, the reason a person was arrested, and in this case, was charged with a crime.
Here are some of the reasons contained in the order to seal:
- The affidavit includes sensitive information regarding evidence and locations.
- The public interest in the case, as evidenced on social media. Some members of the general public have undertaken their own investigation separate and apart from law enforcement efforts.
- There is a good faith reason to believe that further evidence may yet be discovered by law enforcement.
- And to ensure any and all relevant evidence in the case will be preserved and not destroyed, concealed, or tampered with by the general public.
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