UPDATE: Sheriff Joseph Lopinto reports the arrest of Evelyn Miller, 66, on charges related to the kidnapping of her granddaughter yesterday evening from Ochsner Hospital. Just before 5:00 pm, Miller was arrested by the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office at a hotel in Bogalusa. Adreana Miller was found during the arrest, and was unharmed. Evelyn Miller will be extradited to Jefferson Parish.
We extend our appreciation to our partners in law enforcement who assisted with this investigation, including the Louisiana State Police and the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, and to our local media and members of the public who shared the information about the incident and helped us bring it to a swift closure.
UPDATE (2/16/2020) – The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Adreana Miller, a 12-year old girl who was abducted from Ochsner Hospital yesterday by her grandmother, Evelyn Miller. Our investigators have obtained an arrest warrant for Evelyn Miller for simple kidnapping, 5 counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, 2 counts of simple battery, and violation of a firearm-free zone.
At around 5:00 pm yesterday, Evelyn Miller entered Adreana’s hospital room to remove her from the hospital. When hospital staff attempted to prevent her from leaving with the child, she pointed a firearm at several of them. In making her escape from the location, she pushed one nurse to the ground and struck a security guard with her vehicle. No one was physically injured.
Miller took Adreana from the hospital in a 2019 Toyota Sienna, which has since been recovered. It is unknown if they are traveling in a vehicle at this time.
The Louisiana State Police on behalf of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office have issued a Level II Child Endangerment Alert. Detectives are requesting assistance in locating 12-year-old Andreana Miller, white female, DOB 08-24-07. Andreana is approximately 4’7” and 135lbs. She was taken at gunpoint from 1516 Jefferson Highway at Ochsner Hospital in Jefferson Parish at approximately 5pm on Friday February 14, 2020. Andreana was last seen leaving the hospital wearing a white Ochsner hospital gown.
Andreana was abducted at gunpoint by her grandmother identified as 66-year-old Evelyn Miller, white female, DOB 10-01-1953. She was last seen wearing a purple shirt and black pants. It is believed Evelyn was carrying a revolver style pistol.
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office has recovered the vehicle that was used in the initial abduction. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of either subject is encouraged to contact the Jefferson Parish Sherriff’s Office at 504-227-1400. No additional information is available at this time.