Grandmother Arrested in Connection with Child Endangerment Alert

This release was originally titled: Louisiana State Police Issues Level II Child Endangerment Alert

Published February 15, 2020

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.

Original Press Release Published February 15, 2020:

The Louisiana State Police on behalf of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office has 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 5 pm on Friday, February 14, 2020. Andreana was last seen leaving the hospital wearing a white 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.

Contact Information:
Sgt. Dustin Dwight
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
Office: (985) 893-6250