OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - Police in Owensboro have issued an auto theft warrant for the arrest of Paul Miller in connection with a vehicle reported stolen from a murder victim.
14 News has learned Miller has a 16-page criminal record, and may still be driving the victim's truck.
Officials say they weren't sure at first how 48-year-old Scott Embry died, calling the death "suspicious."
Daviess County Coroner Bob Howe says, "At first glance it looked like it might have possibly been a gunshot wound."
After the autopsy results came back, the coroner ruled Embry's death a homicide, saying he died of blunt force trauma to the head.
OPD PIO Marian Cosgrove says, "Mr. Miller is associated with that family and so he has the victim's truck and we're just trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together and see if it's him. We have multiple detectives and officers following up on every bit of information that is afflicted to this case but we also need the public's help."
Capt. Bill Billings with the Daviess County Detention Center says, "Miller's history here at the Daviess County Detention Center ranges from 1993 till present. His charges range from everything from minor charges such as not paying fines, and appearing in court to violent serious charges."
Some of those serious charges include sexual abuse and being a persistent felony offender. Police say they're pulling out all the stops to locate Miller.
Cosgrove says they called multiple law enforcement agencies to try to locate Miller, or the truck, as quickly as possible. Officers say the truck has Kentucky license plate number of: 406LDV.
Police want you to know that Miller isn't being accused of the crime, he's just a person of interest.
If you have any information, call the Owensboro Police Department at (270) 687-8888 or Crime Stoppers at (270) 687-8484.
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