The apartment complex where a slain five-year-old Floyd County girl was last seen alive is being torn down. The building in rural Floyd will be demolished after the South Dakota-based ethanol company Vera-Sun Energy purchased it as they plan to build a new ethanol plant next to the site that will produce 110 million gallons of ethanol per year.
The nine-apartment complex was sold to Vera-Sun by David and Shanna Litterer of Charles City for about $225-thousand last month. The Litterers say every apartment had been filled before Evelyn Miller vanished on July 1st from the complex, but after her disappearance, it was hard to rent out any space.
The Miller case is still not solved, and Floyd County Attorney Marilyn Dettmer says the building’s demolition will not hinder the investigation.