UPDATE - 11:45 a.m., Monday, February 22nd, 2021
Miller was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge David P. Miller of Manheim Township. No bail was set as the leading charge is Criminal Homicide. Miller was remanded to Lancaster County Prison to await her preliminary hearing.
Shortly after 1:00 a.m., on Monday, February 22nd, 2021, officers from the Manheim Township Police Department were dispatched to the 1500 block of Clayton Road in Manheim Township, after a female called 9-1-1 and reported that she had killed her sister. Arriving officers were met by Claire E. Miller, F/14, who directed them to a bedroom where they found Helen M. Miller, F/19, with a stab wound in her neck. Officers and EMS personnel attempted lifesaving measures, but they were unsuccessful. Information obtained so far determined that the incident happened during the overnight hours when the girls’ parents were asleep.
Claire Miller was taken into custody at the scene. The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office is assisting with the investigation and approved charging Claire Miller with Criminal Homicide. An arraignment is pending at this time. Claire Miller is being charged as an adult because homicide is not considered a delinquent act in Pennsylvania.
Officers believe that there is no threat to public safety. Investigators and members of the Lancaster County Major Crimes Unit are still at the residence collecting evidence and working to determine the circumstances that led to Helen Miller’s death.
Claire Miller is presumed innocent.
Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
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