Bond Set at $3 Million for Man Found With Woman’s Body in Passenger Seat

Bond Set at  Million for Man Found With Woman’s Body in Passenger Seat

The bond for Lance Miller, the man accused of killing Kaitlyn Lynch in Cincinnati and later found dead inside her vehicle in Tennessee, has been set at $3 million. Lynch, 36, was discovered dead from a gunshot wound on August 19. Miller, 32, was apprehended by police in Cheatham County, Tennessee, after leading them on a chase through multiple counties. He has been indicted on charges including aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault, kidnapping, and abduction.

If convicted on all charges, Miller could face life in prison without the possibility of parole. He was extradited from Tennessee to Hamilton County on September 12 and appeared in court on Wednesday.
During Miller’s arraignment, Lynch’s brother, John Reuther, described the crime as “heinous” and urged the judge to consider Miller’s disregard for her life when determining the bond amount.

According to the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, Miller had called Cincinnati police on August 18, the day before Lynch was found dead. He reported an issue with the lease on Lynch’s vehicle. When police arrived at Lynch’s home, she was sitting in the passenger seat of her car and stated there were no problems. The officers left as no crime was being committed at that time.

Approximately an hour later, Lynch was on the phone with a friend when Miller walked out of the house. The friend overheard Miller mention having a gun, followed by a gunshot. Prosecutors revealed that nine shots were fired, with Miller allegedly shooting Lynch at least once.

After the shooting, Miller fled the scene, and police were called by a neighbor. When officers arrived, Lynch’s car was gone, but they discovered nine .40 caliber shell casings and shattered glass. A .40 caliber Smith and Wesson gun was found on the porch. Both Miller and Lynch were missing.

Authorities tracked their cell phones and determined they were traveling south on I-75. Lynch’s phone was found near I-75 in Kentucky, and her vehicle continued south on I-75 before transitioning to I-40 in Tennessee. Police in Tennessee attempted to stop the car, but Miller refused, leading to a chase through multiple counties. The pursuit ended when Miller’s vehicle was disabled using stop sticks. Lynch’s body was found in the passenger seat, but the exact time of her death remains unknown.

Kaitlyn Lynch, a mother of two young daughters, was known for her kindness and generosity. Colleagues described her as a dedicated, family-oriented individual. Jim Hartke, a downtown attorney who worked with Lynch, expressed hope that Miller would be convicted and receive the maximum sentence for his alleged crimes.

Author: CrimeDoor

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