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Rockville High School student, Army Staff Sergeant found dead in apparent murder-suicide

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GERMANTOWN, Md. -

The father of a teenage girl found fatally shot in an apparent murder-suicide frantically searched for his daughter when she stopped answering his texts and calls after leaving home to be with someone she said was suicidal.

Kevin Miller said his 17-year-old daughter, Michelle Lynne Miller, left their Rockville home about 9:15 p.m. Sunday. He said he asked her to text him the address where she would be when she arrived.

Kevin Miller said his daughter texted some vague information about the location, then stopped replying.

Kevin Miller called police and Monday morning, after getting more information from one of Michelle Miller's friends, went to the Germantown home where his daughter was found dead.

Police say 31-year-old Staff Sgt. Adam Anthony Arndt shot Michelle Miller and fatally shot himself.

Police found their bodies Monday after they were told that a missing juvenile was at the address. Officers did not get a response when they arrived at the home and had to break in.

Officers say Arndt and Miller, a senior at Rockville High School, knew each other. Authorities say Arndt was in the Army and Miller planned to enlist in the Army Reserves after graduation.

Officer Janelle Smith, a police spokeswoman, says Arndt processed new recruits into the reserves and was assigned to coordinate Miller's entry.

The following letter went out to the Rockville High School community Monday:

Dear Rockville High School Families:

It is with sadness that I inform you of the death of Michelle Miller, one of our 12th grade students. We do not have information concerning the circumstances of Michelle’s passing, as details have not been released to us by the police or family.

For those of you who knew Michelle, we ask that you remember and celebrate her life. She was currently an athlete on our varsity lacrosse team, an honors/AP student, and an active member of the Senior Class. For those of you who did not know Michelle, we ask that you respect our sadness and support us with your understanding.

It is very difficult for all of us to face the death of a young person. Tomorrow, a support team of psychologists, counselors, and pupil personnel workers from Montgomery County Public Schools will work with our staff members to provide counseling and support to students.

Your child may be coming home with questions and worries about this loss. Please feel free to contact the school if you have an issue you would like to discuss.

I know you join me in extending our heartfelt sympathy to Michelle’s family. When we receive word regarding funeral arrangements, I will share the information with you. Again, please do not hesitate to contact the school at 301 517 8105 if you have any concerns or questions.

Sincerely,

Debra S. Munk

Rockville High School Principal


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