A Charles City man, whose name is familiar to many Iowans for his ties to the Evelyn Miller case, has been identified as a suspect in a 2012 murder. The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office, in a news release, calls 41-year-old Randy Patrie a “viable suspect” in the death of 71-year-old Carl Gallmeyer, who was found dead inside his home in Nashua on October 4th, 2012. For now, no charges have been filed.
Court documents indicate Patrie was in possession of three guns taken from Gallmeyer’s property, including a shotgun believed to be used in the killing of Gallmeyer, who ran Ken’s Grocery in Clarksville for many years before he retired. Patrie has been in custody on weapon and burglary charges since July 2013. Back in 2005, Patrie was said to be one of the last people to see Evelyn Miller alive as he visited the Floyd apartment of Casey Frederiksen and Noel Miller.
Five-year-old Evelyn Miller went missing and was later found dead. No charges were filed in the girl’s death until September of last year, when Frederiksen was charged with first-degree murder and first-degree sexual abuse.
(Reporting by Angela Barton, KCHA, Charles City)