MISSING Nathan Millard’s remains were discovered about three miles from where he was last seen on February 22.
Millard, who was last seen at Happy’s Irish Pub in downtown Baton Rouge, was found in a vacant lot early Monday morning.
Millard’s body was discovered on a vacant lot just after 3.30am after police received a call about a foul odor in the area.
The remains were reportedly found rolled up in a rug and covered in plastic, according to local CBS affiliate WAFB.
An autopsy is underway to determine Millard’s cause of death.
Search teams — including the United Cajun Navy — had been scouring the area in the days since Millard’s disappearance.
The search spanned air, land and water, with volunteers assisting officers including the Baton Rouge City Police Department dive team and the Police Department.
MILLARDS SON BREAKS THE SILENCE
“What I really want is for my family to have only one degree,” Millard’s eldest son, Landyn, told local CBS affiliate WAFB.
“I personally want to know what happened.
“I want to know the details.
“When I first heard the news, I was pretty shocked.
“It was very difficult to understand because it just didn’t look like him.
“He wouldn’t go; he wouldn’t go away like that.
“So I knew as soon as I heard it and that he was missing, I knew it was most likely bad.”
FEEDING FINAL STEPS
Millard, who is from Georgia, had visited Baton Rouge on a work trip.
In the early evening of February 22, Millard attended a Louisiana State University basketball game with a customer before visiting the pub.
The LSU Tigers played Vanderbilt that night at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center — located on the school’s Baton Rouge campus.
He FaceTimed his wife Amber from the game to show her the spots he was able to score.
“It wasn’t something I ever thought would be my last call,” Amber told local NBC affiliate WXIA.
The 42-year-old was later seen on video exiting the downtown Courtyard Marriott, located about three miles north of the basketball arena.
From there, Millard is said to have frequented Happy’s Irish Pub, just 150 meters from the hotel.
Millard was reportedly seen leaving the bar around 11:30 p.m. and was arrested by surveillance on the way to the hotel.
However, nothing more was heard from him after this sighting.
STOLEN DEBIT CARD
His wallet and phone were reportedly found several blocks from the hotel.
According to Millard’s friend Matt Still, the missing man’s family said police showed them footage of someone using his debit card.
They reportedly shared with the family that the card was used multiple times after his disappearance, Still told Fox News Digital.
Amber said the first transaction was a cash withdrawal and the last transaction wasn’t until Saturday night, three days after Millard was last seen before the card was frozen.
“They didn’t provide any footage … or any information other than that,” Still said.
In an update shared after Millard’s body was recovered, Still wrote on his Facebook page: “Please keep Nathan’s family in your thoughts and prayers.
“My heart is broken for her.”
Millard is survived by two teenage boys from a previous marriage, two teenage stepsons, and a seven-year-old daughter he shares with Amber.
The investigations are ongoing.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Baton Rouge Missing Persons Division at (225) 389-3853 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
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