By Brian Soergel
Edmonds Beacon Editor 

Sheriff's Office: Suspect in 1972 murder is dead

Terrence Miller convicted of murder shortly after apparently killing himself


Last updated 11/19/2020 at 9:30pm

Snohomish County Sheriff's Office

Jody Loomis with her horse Saudi, in a picture from 1972, the same year she was murdered.

A man convicted in a high-profile, cold-case murder killed himself just before 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9, just hours before a jury found him guilty.

According to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, the deceased is 78-year-old Terrence Miller. Deputies responded to a report of a suicide in the 15900 block of 52nd Place West, which is in unincorporated Snohomish County with an Edmonds mailing address.

Miller was on trial for the 1972 murder of 20-year-old Jody Loomis, and free on a $1 million bond.

Officers responded after a family member reported to police that an adult male was dead at that...

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