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County: Body Found in W.O. Was Missing Man

By Staff Reports
The Tube City Almanac
March 29, 2024
Posted in: Crime and Police News, Duquesne News, White Oak News

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The remains discovered in a wooded area of White Oak earlier this month have been positively identified as those of a Duquesne man who had been missing since May 2023.

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office said Friday that a body reported to White Oak police on March 16 was that of 72-year-old Nicholas “Butch” Miljus Jr., formerly of West Mifflin. The cause and manner of death have not yet been released.

An Army veteran, Miljus, who was known around the community as “Cookie Man,” was reported missing to Duquesne police by his daughter in September 2023. According to reports, Miljus had been evicted from his residence in May 2023, and police said the last transaction on his bank account had been reported in June.

His cell phone was reported as sending and receiving data at one time, but was not responding to calls and voice service appeared to have been shut off, police said.

Miljus’ remains were found on the evening of March 16 behind a building in the 700 block of O’Neil Boulevard, police said.

Police said Miljus, who had reportedly struggled with addiction and health issues in the past, including Hodgkin’s disease, was last seen wearing dark gray sweatpants, white tennis shoes and a blue-gray T-shirt.

Anyone with any information on about Miljus’ disappearance is asked to call Duquesne police at (412) 469-3774.

Originally published March 29, 2024.

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