A Charles City man police say is one of the last people to see Evelyn Miller alive has been arrested on charges that he lied to federal officials investigating her murder. Twenty-seven-year-old Dan Slick, of Charles City, was arrested this morning and charged with knowingly giving a false statement to federal agents. He was taken into custody and was expected to be in court later today.
Police believe Slick, along with Randy Patrie, are the last two people to see five-year old Evelyn alive. Patrie has said previously that they arrived at about 2 A.M. the night Miller disappeared, but denied that he was involved in her disappearance, saying that the pair just stopped by “to catch a buzz” with Casey Frederiksen, the former fiancee of Evelyn’s mother Noel Miller.
Floyd County Attorney Marilyn Dettmer says she feels the investigation has turned an important corner with the arrest today of Slick, but adds that while Slick’s federal indictment is directly related to the Miller case, it is a distinctly different case.
Miller disappeared from her home in rural Floyd on July 1st, 2005. A manhunt ensued, culminating on the July 6th with the discovery of her body on the banks of the Cedar River.
Officials ruled Evelyn’s death a homicide and launched an investigation. No suspects have been named in Miller’s death.