A man is still at large after he allegedly murdered his ex-girlfriend in a failed scheme to kidnap their child, police said.
Christopher Terrell Anderson, 30, is accused of fatally shooting 26-year-old Hannah Miller. Her body was found dumped on the side of a highway in Pelican, Wisconsin, on June 30.
Five days after the homicide, vehicles police believe were associated with the suspect were found unoccupied almost 200 miles away in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Anderson and Miller had been in an allegedly abusive relationship for several years but had split up weeks before the shooting, WMTV reported, citing court records.
On June 2, Miller reported Anderson to police, claiming he refused to give back her vehicle and she was afraid he would kill her, court documents state.
On the day of the murder, two eyewitnesses called 911 to report finding Miller’s body in a ditch. The pair told police they had seen a man, who they later confirmed was Anderson, and Miller outside an SUV along the road 15 minutes prior to discovering the victim’s body.
Oneida County investigators recovered three shell casings and three live rounds at the scene, according to WMTV.
The couple’s child is safe and in the care of family.
Shortly after the murder, law enforcement arrested Seth Wakefield, 25, and charged him with party to a crime of first-degree intentional homicide, and conspiracy to commit first degree intentional homicide.
According to a criminal complaint obtained by WAOW, Anderson allegedly plotted to kidnap his child after killing Miller and her parents. As part of the alleged scheme, the complaint states, he asked Wakefield to surveil Miller’s home so he would know when she was around.
Wakefield allegedly believed he would be compensated for his help and failed to report the plot because “it wasn’t any of his business,” the complaint claims.
At a July memorial service for Miller, Brooke Camacho recalled her cousin was “very kind, sweet, caring” and “had a heart of gold.”
“Hannah never turned her back on anybody,” said Miller’s close friend, Ali Hoffhein. “She had so much love in her heart, she shared all her talents with the world, she made sure she was great at figure skating at the state level and taught children all the time. She was amazing, just a kind person that truly didn’t deserve this."
The Oneida County Sheriff’s Department is now offering at least a $20,000 reward for any information that leads to Anderson’s arrest.
“The Sheriff’s Office will be starting the fund with $20,000. The Rhinelander Police Department is pledging $5000,” Captain Terri Hook said, according to WEAU. “I am asking the community to pass the hat and help us get the reward large enough that someone will turn Anderson into the authorities. We have a goal of raising at least $100,000.”
Anderson reportedly goes by the nickname “DJ Bravo” or “Bravo.” The suspect has multiple tattoos, including an owl on his chest, the letters G.M.F.B. in cursive on his right hand a Celtic skull with a halo on his left.
"Clearly he's willing to kill," Oneida Sheriff Grady Hartman said, WSAW reported."We're very concerned that he'll continue to commit serious, very violent crimes."
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Christopher Terrell Anderson should call the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department at (715) 351-5201.
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