Cause of death for Myrtle Beach pastor’s wife, Mica Miller, revealed

The cause of death has been released for , amid the ongoing investigation.

According to Robeson County Medical Examiner Dr. Richard Johnson, Miller

Dr. Johnson said, “Based on the nature of the wound, that it is consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. And it was not in the back of the head, as it has been speculated.”


Johnson said he wasn’t the on-call medical examiner the weekend Miller died, but he did go to the scene to assist the on-call medical examiner. He also serves as a regional pathologist for the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Following the determination of the cause of death, Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins said he scheduled a meeting with Mica’s family and plans to release additional information about the medical examiner’s findings on Tuesday.

He also asked “for everyone to please await the full timeline of events before making assumptions and coming to conclusions.”


Miller died on April 27 at Lumber River State Park, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.

leading up to Miller’s death and that she was “afraid for her life.”

Friends and family held a rally Sunday out front of Solid Rock Church, .

Mica’s family also held a – at the same time a memorial service, Pastor John-Paul Miller, was held at the Solid Rock Church.

An announcement made by the church Monday said Pastor John-Paul Miller was released from his ministerial functions for “a time of healing, counsel, and guidance, pursuant to our governing instrument.” The church’s website was also suspended over the weekend.

If you or someone you know is struggling, you can call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 9-8-8. It’s available in English or Spanish 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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