Equusearch founder seeks justice in daughter's 1984 murder

Equusearch founder is still seeking justice in the 1984 murder of his daughter Laura.

Sixteen-year-old Laura Miller was murdered in 1984. Now 30 years later, her father Tim Miller, the founder of Texas Equusearch, is still seeking justice. But this time, he's turning to the civil court system to get it.

"This has been something that's very hard to be patient," said Miller.

Tim Miller says he's known for years who killed his daughter Laura and dumped her in this field off of Calder Drive in 1984. Clyde Hedrick is serving a 20-year sentence for the murder of another young woman, but Miller believes Hedrick's the man behind at least three other girls' deaths, girls found in the so-called "Texas Killing Fields."

"As long as I have one breath in my body, I am going after Clyde Hedrick," said Miller.

Although evidence exists potentially linking Hedrick to those murders, he has never been charged. So Miller has filed a $100 million wrongful death lawsuit against Hedrick. Miller wants him questioned under oath, hoping it sparks new leads.

"I want to know who Jane Doe is, I want to know how Laura died," said Miller. "There could be something revealed, there may not be, but I know if I don't do anything, nothing will happen."

The lawsuit will also help prevent Hedrick from making money off possible books or movies about the "Texas Killing Fields."

"I want to make sure he doesn't profit one single penny," said Miller.

Miller says this is not about money though. He's just a father, still fighting for justice, still fighting for Laura.

"Any parent that loves their child would go to any lengths to find out what happened to their child," said Miller. "I hear a little voice that says, 'Dad, don't quit,' and I still hear it, so I'm going to listen to it."

Hedrick will be served with that lawsuit tomorrow while he sits in prison in Galveston County.


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