Skip to comments.Witness in (Evelyn Miller murder) case arrested [5-yr-old Iowa girl murdered]
Posted on 06/30/2006 6:19:59 AM PDT by newgeezer
|BRYON S. HOULGRAVE/For The Globe Gazette
Danny Slick is escorted to a transit vehicle by federal agents in Charles City on Thursday. Slick, of Charles City, is one of two people believed to have been the last to see 5-year-old Evelyn Miller alive.
Witness in Miller case arrested
By BOB LINK, Of The Globe Gazette
CHARLES CITY — Danny Slick, one of two men who admitted to being the last people to see Evelyn Miller alive, faces a federal indictment for making false statements to a federal agent.
The statements in question focus on the whereabouts of his roommate during the time after they stopped at the Floyd apartment from which Miller, 5, disappeared.
An indictment released Thursday by the U.S. attorney’s office states that Slick, 27, was interviewed by investigators on July 3, 2005, two days after the Floyd County girl was reported missing.
The indictment charged Slick with two counts of making a false statement to an FBI agent.
According to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids, Slick made his initial appearance Thursday afternoon. During an eight-minute hearing, he pleaded not guilty to both counts. U.S. Magistrate Paul A. Zoss released Slick on personal recognizance.
According to the indictment, Slick said that on the night Miller disappeared, he and a friend identified in the document as “R.P.” left the girl’s home and returned to their Charles City residence at 2:30 a.m.
Slick said that “R.P.” then left their residence, returned 10 or 15 minutes later and that both stayed there the rest of the night.
Slick and Randy Patrie have admitted visiting Miller’s apartment at about 2 a.m. on July 1 to visit Casey Frederiksen, the live-in boyfriend of Miller’s mother, Noel Miller. Frederiksen, who pleaded guilty this year to child porn charges, has said he was asleep at home when Miller disappeared.
The document said FBI agents watched the interview on closed-circuit television, and spoke with Slick outside the courthouse and told him they thought he was being untruthful.
When asked by the FBI if he had any additional information about Miller’s disappearance, Slick said he had twice seen an unknown large “Mexican” sitting outside Miller’s apartment building.
However, the indictment said that Slick did not think the “Mexican” had anything to do with Miller’s disappearance, and that he mentioned it as a way to explain why he appeared untruthful during his initial interview.
After state law enforcement officers interviewed “R.P.,” the FBI decided to interview Slick a second time.
According to the indictment, Slick admitted he had lied about the whereabouts of “R.P.” during his first interview.
During his second interview, Slick told investigators that he been untruthful in his first interview and that “R.P.” had dropped him off and gone to buy drugs at “Porky’s” house, and that he did not know who “Porky” was or where he lived, the indictment said.
He told authorities that he didn’t see “R.P.” until hours after he left their residence.
No suspects have been named in Miller’s death.
According to Floyd County Attorney Marilyn Dettmer, Slick was picked up by federal authorities at the Floyd County Jail Thursday morning. Slick was transported by authorities to Cedar Rapids, where he made his initial appearance in front of Zoss.
“Although Danny Slick’s federal indictment is directly related to Evelyn Miller murder investigation, it is a distinctively separate case,” said Dettmer in a press release issued Thursday.
Dettmer said state, local and federal authorities have partnered in the Miller case and often been frustrated by untruths and efforts to conceal relevant information.
“We feel the investigation has turned an important corner today by Slick’s arrest,” Dettmer said.
Other subjects associated with the investigation, who have not been truthful, may also be looking at federal charges.
If convicted, Slick faces a possible maximum sentence of five years in prison on each count, a $250,000 fine and probation.
According to court documents, Slick’s trial is scheduled for Sept. 5 before Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett.
The Associated Press contributed to this report. Reach Bob Link at 421-0538 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a look at Slick's statement shortly after Evelyn Miller's disappearance, CLICK HERE [or see below...]
July 9, 2005:
Suspicion angers men who say they just tried to help [find murdered 5-year-old Iowa girl] ^
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On News/Activism ^ 07/12/2005 8:39:00 AM CDT · 11 replies · 1,102+ views
Mason City Globe Gazette ^ | Saturday, July 9, 2005 | Bob Link
"We had nothing to do with it," says Randy Patrie (left) of the death of 5-year-old Evelyn Miller. He and Dan Slick (right) acknowledge that they talked briefly with Evelyn early on the morning she disappeared. (Globe Gazette photo by Sarah Schutt) CHARLES CITY Two men who acknowledge they were among the last to see Evelyn Miller alive say they have done nothing wrong and are frustrated by law enforcement. Randy Patrie and Dan Slick said Friday that they went to police in an effort to cooperate. "They tell us that we're not suspects," Patrie said. "Yet they...
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Witness in Evelyn Miller disappearance is released
DesMoinesRegister.com, IA -
Cedar Rapids, Ia. -- Danny Dean Slick, one of two men who last saw the 5-year-old Evelyn Miller alive, appeared before a US magistrate ...
Ex-Fiance Says Two Men Are Tied To Girl's Death
Evelyn disappeared from her apartment a year ago on Saturday. Her body was discovered five days later in the Cedar River. One of two men who may have been the last to see Evelyn was indicted for lying to the FBI.
Danny Slick is accused of trying to throw off FBI agents in search of Evelyn's killer. Slick and Randy Patrie told the Mason City Globe Gazette in the past that just before Evelyn vanished during the dark of night, the two men stopped by her apartment to see Casey Frederiksen, Evelyn's mother's ex-fiance. All three men said that Frederiksen was sleeping at the time.
According to the indictment, Slick first told the FBI that after seeing Evelyn, he and Patrie drove to the house they rented in Charles City and stayed there for the night.
Slick changed his story after investigators doubted him, saying Patrie did not stay home and left for several hours right around the time Evelyn disappeared, the indictment states.
In an exclusive interview with NewsChannel 8 before Slick's arrest, Frederiksen was adamant he did not kill Evelyn and said he treated her like his own daughter. Frederiksen is in jail awaiting sentencing on child pornography charges.
Frederiksen said that he suspects that Slick and Patrie, the ones that last saw Evelyn, showed up, took her and did something.
"I don't even know exactly what happened," he said.
After FBI agents arrested Slick in Charles City, they took him to Cedar Rapids, where he faced a federal magistrate.
The federal magistrate released him, after Slick agreed to meet certain conditions.
Girl's Mother, County Attorney Talk After Man's Arrest
Evelyn Miller, 5, disappeared July 1, 2005, and her body was found five days later in the Cedar River.
Federal agents and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation have arrested Danny Dean Slick, 27, of Charles City on charges of knowingly and willingly submitting false statements to a federal agency.
The new information does not tie anyone to Miller's death, but Evelyn's family has a sense of relief and excitement.
Noel Miller, Evelyn's mother, told NewsChannel 8 that she was on her way to work Thursday morning when a friend came over to tell her about Slick's arrest.
Evelyn's mother's former fiance, Casey Frederiksen, said on the night of June 30, Evelyn went to sleep at her parents' Floyd apartment.
Several hours later, in the early-morning hours of July 1, former roommates Slick and Donald Patrie, 33, who lived at a Charles City rental home, said they saw Evelyn alive about 2:30 a.m. when they stopped by Frederiksen's apartment.
Frederiksen said he never woke up.
Frederiksen is in jail awaiting sentencing on child pornography charges.
Miller said she had always believed that Patrie and Slick were in some way involved in Miller's death. She said that Thursday's arrest makes her more confident in that belief.
"I think that Dan covered up for Randy. I just know that Randy was involved. Dan lied to authorities about where Randy went afterward to cover up for Randy," Miller said.
Floyd County Attorney Marilyn Dettmer said that there may be similar arrests may be coming in the next few weeks or a month from now and that will eventually lead them to the person who killed Evelyn.
"What we're dealing with here is out of the ordinary from what I'm used to and, I think, from what the investigators are used to as well," Dettmer said.
Dettmer said that the new development is a step in the right direction and takes investigators one step closer to charging someone in Evelyn's death. She said it has been extremely frustrating year and an extremely slow process in trying to get people to be truthful and assist with the investigation.
"To finally be able to say something that informs the public as to why we have been working on this for a year feels good," Dettmer said.
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The life that poor child was subjected to is just unimaginable to me.
What a sad case. I hope little Evelyn gets justice. And her home life must have been nightmare.
Bust them all!
thank you for the ping, poor Evelyn, what a bunch of scum these guys are
I wish the media would cover this case more. Such a tragedy. I would concentrate on that "fiance."
Even the powers-that-be here on FR deemed this story unworthy of the News/Activism forum (they moved it to Chat). I hope when someone's charged with her murder, whomever made that call will not make the same call again.
I disagree with having it in chat. This is a sad, newsworthy story.
Anything more in the Evelyn Miller case?
Part of me wonders whether this arrest and charging Danny Slick with perjury was deliberately delayed and timed in order to silence some of the inevitable questions and criticism at the one-year anniversary.
you are absolutly right!!! Ms. dettmer is up for relection and is running opposed for the first time in years. She needed to have something in the paper on the first anniversary to help her election.
Fredericks would be on the top of my suspect list. The mother also deserves some blame.
What a mother to have exposed little Evelyn to such a creep. I saw him once on TV and he looked sleazy.
By Jennifer Meyer, Charles City Press News Editor
Published: Thursday, August 10, 2006 8:47 AM CDT
Danny Slick was arrested on Wednesday after he failed to appear for a hearing in a case for allegedly making untruthful statements to federal agents.
He was arrested on a federal warrant on allegations he had violated conditions of his pre-trial release, said Bob Teig of the U.S. Attorneys Office.
Slick, 27, of Charles City, was rrested on June 29 on two federal indictments that alleged he lied to FBI agents investigating Evelyn Millers homicide.
Teig said Slick was mailed a notice to appear for a bond revocation hearing set for Wednesday, but was not present.
Slick was arrested at his 615 Ninth Ave. residence at about 4 p.m. by Sheriff Rick Lynch and three deputies and taken to Floyd County Jail, Lynch said.
Floyd County Attorney Marilyn Dettmer refused to comment Wednesday on the arrest. She said her office would issue a press release on Thursday morning.
Teig said Slick would be transported to Cedar Rapids by federal marshalls for a hearing on the release violation.
Slicks trial on the first count of making false statements to investigators is slated for Sept. 5.
According the indictments, Slick lied to FBI agents about the whereabouts of his then roommate Randy Patrie when he was interviewed two days after 5-year-old Evelyn disappeared from her rural Floyd apartment.
Slick allegedly said Patrie, 33, of Charles City, was at their shared apartment in the hours after they stopped at Evelyns apartment at about 2 a.m. on July 1, 2005. Patrie reportedly was not at home during the time Slick stated.
The men are the last people known to see Evelyn alive and said they left her unharmed.
Evelyn was found murdered in the Cedar River five days later. No arrests have been made.
Published: 08/09/2006 6:46 PM
By: The Gazette
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - Casey Frederiksen, the man entrusted with baby sitting Evelyn Miller the morning she disappeared from her rural Floyd County home, is scheduled to be sentenced on child pornography charges at 1:30 p.m. today in federal court in Cedar Rapids.
Frederiksen, 27, of Charles City, faces five to 40 years in federal prison on three child pornography charges.
He pleaded guilty to possession hundreds of images of child pornography on a computer hard drive he took to a neighbor's for safekeeping July 1, 2005. That morning, Evelyn's mother, Noel Miller, returned home from an overnight job and reported her daughter missing to police. At the time, Frederiksen was engaged to Miller and lived with her and her three children.
Frederiksen said he was asleep when Evelyn disappeared. Evelyn's body was found July 6, 2005, in the Cedar River about two miles from her home. No one has been charged in her death.