HALIFAX – Halifax police say they have no new leads four weeks after the disappearance of Catherine “Catie” Miller.
Miller’s parents, John and Terry, are pushing for a national search for their daughter. John said he hopes a vigil Tuesday night at the Grand Parade will shine a spotlight on their missing daughter and hopefully lead to a break in the case.
“We’re marking four weeks since last contact with Catie and it will be a chance for people to get together, say a few prayers,” he said.
“It’s very difficult. Not knowing makes it more difficult.”
John said he was listening to the radio last week when the topic of Kimberly McAndrew’s disappearance came up.
“You have to steal yourself for the long haul and pace yourself for what might or might not happen,” he said.
McAndrew has been missing for 25 years — she vanished at age 19 shortly after leaving work at the Canadian Tire on Quinpool Road.
In McAndrew’s case, the province is offering a $150, 000 reward for any tip that leads to an arrest and a conviction in the case.
Police say they have a number of investigators working on Miller’s case. Tips have come in from as far west as Ottawa, but police say no tips have led to a break in the case, and they aren’t ruling out foul play.
“There are unfortunately no updates on this missing person file,” Halifax Regional Police Const. Pierre Bourdages said in an emailed statement. “There have been a number of tips that came to us, from Ottawa to Halifax to P.E.I., but nothing that lead to a confirmed sighting of Miss Miller.”
Despite the lack of progress, Catie’s father says he won’t give up hope.
“Somebody somewhere knows something, and every little bit will help the police in their search,” he said.
Catie Miller is described as 5’8″ and 130 pounds with brown shoulder-length hair that she often wears in a ponytail. She also has pierced ears and grey eyes, according to police.
The vigil for Catie Miller will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Halifax’s Grand Parade. Police are asking anyone with information relating to her disappearance to come forward by calling 490-5020 or by sending an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers.
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