On Tuesday, January 8, 2018, Morganton Public Safety was notified of a man lying face down on the ground under the bridge on North Green Street. Officers responded to find thirty-year-old Casey Mack Miller of 111 Johnson Street Morganton, deceased. Investigators are working to retrace Miller’s activities leading up to his death.
A citizen walking on the greenway noticed a body on the opposite bank of the river and called 911. Officers
found Miller hanging just below the bridge on the bank of the river. Burke County Rescue Squad assisted with the retrieval of Millers body from the side of the embankment.
It is suspected that Miller suffered from mental illness and had recently been hospitalized.
Investigators are continuing to piece Miller’s daily activities together and the investigation is ongoing. There does not appear to be any foul play in Miller’s death.