Nathan Millard, a 42-year-old husband, and father of five from Covington, Georgia, was found dead in a vacant lot off a Louisiana road on March 6, 2023. His body was rolled up on a carpet and wrapped in plastic.
Millard’s wife, Amber Millard, told WSB-TV that her husband went missing while on a brief business trip with a client for his company Advanced Construction, which is based in Conyers, Ga.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy and found “no evidence of internal or external trauma,” according to Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy J. Paul. Final autopsy results are pending further studies, including toxicology testing. The cause and manner of death are still pending the completion of the final autopsy report.
The investigation into Millard’s death remains ongoing. Surveillance video shows Millard at a Greyhound bus station sometime after leaving a bar on Feb. 22, 2023. He made contact with a security guard who offered to get him a ride, but Millard declined. He was last seen on the surveillance footage around 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 23. His phone and wallet were later found discarded several blocks away from his hotel.
Millard’s family believes he “likely died of an accidental overdose.” Police have refused to comment on reports that drugs were involved in his death. Captain Kevin Heinz of the Baton Rouge Police Department asked, “We will ask whoever put him there if something happened, if there was a moment of panic, come forward. We just want to know what happened to him.”
“It does appear that he was left there, that that’s most likely not where he died. I don’t want to go into details on our investigative efforts, but efforts are underway to locate and to talk to whoever may have put him there” Heinz said.
However, according to Fox 5 Atlanta,
“Investigators in Baton Rouge want to speak with a man in connection to the death of 42-year-old Georgia father of five, Nathan Millard, but say he is not considered a “person of interest” in his death.
Derrick Perkins, 45, was last seen driving a 2003 Toyota Camry, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department on Friday.”
Millard leaves behind his wife, Amber, and five children, the youngest of whom is seven years old. Amber told WSB-TV she last spoke with her husband earlier in the day on a video call during a college basketball game he had been attending with a client before heading to the bar.