Coroner Reveals Cause Of Death For Georgia Businessman Found Rolled Up In Carpet In Drug Dealer’s Car

coroner cause of death nathan millard louisiana

Mar. 30 2023, Published 12:58 p.m. ET

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The missing Georgia businessman found rolled up in a rug in a drug dealer’s car died of an accidental drug overdose, according to authorities.

The East Baton Rouge Coroner’s Office has ruled the death of Nathan Millard to be an accident, attributing it to the combined effects of cocaine, fentanyl and ethanol, WBRZ has reported.

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The autopsy results were released on March 28 and they seemingly confirmed earlier reports from Front Page Detectives that stated no foul play was involved and Millard died from an overdose after a night of heavy drug use. Officials said the presence of ethanol indicated Millard was also drinking before his death.

These results come a week after an arrest warrant revealed Millard was allegedly with two prostitutes, identified as Tabbetha Barner and Tiffany Guidry, when he died at a drug house in Baton Rouge, Front Page Detectives previously reported.

coroner cause of death nathan millard louisiana
Source: Baton Rouge Police Department

Three people have been charged in connection with Millard’s death. Derrick Perkins, 45, was charged with unlawful disposal of remains, obstruction of justice, criminal damage to property and failure to seek assistance.

Front Page Detectives previously reported, police claim Perkins hid Millard’s body and used his debit card at different businesses.

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Barner was charged with prostitution and failure to seek assistance.

Guidry was charged with unlawful disposal of human remains, prostitution and failure to seek assistance. Guidry was arrested, but the search for Barner continues, officials said.

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As previously reported, Millard was in Baton Rouge for what was supposed to be a brief work trip from Georgia. He was last seen in the early morning of Feb. 23, police said. On March 6, his body was found in a rolled-up rug in a vacant lot in Baton Rouge.

The investigation is ongoing and police ask anyone with information on Barner’s whereabouts to call the Armed Robbery Division at 225-389-3866 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.


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