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Son of Fairfield murder victim says suspect was a family friend

Carol Boyd (PHOTO: Provided) Carol Boyd (PHOTO: Provided)
Michael Jason Miller is accused of killing Carol Boyd Michael Jason Miller is accused of killing Carol Boyd
FAIRFIELD, OH (FOX19) -

Carol Boyd, 58, was found unresponsive in her apartment on April 18. Medics transported her to Mercy Hospital Fairfield, where she was pronounced dead.

Michael Jason Miller, 29, is the man charged with murder in her death.

Carol's son, Bertrand Boyd Jr., said Miller was her friend who helped out his mother when he could not and they knew each other for almost two years.

"He took her to doctor's appointments and took her to get her prescriptions refilled," said Bertrand.

Bertrand said his mother was planning a vacation for their family and looking to the future. All that was cut short once she was found dead inside her apartment.

"Through some of the conversations him and I had, I never got the impression that he was a bad guy, but time always does tell," said Bertrand.

Carol's death was ruled as suspicious and Miller was arrested on a murder charge on April 19. 

Bertrand thought his mother had fell, since she had multiple surgeries, but claimed he knew there was more to the situation after he seeing her on the apartment floor.

"The moment I saw her on the floor, I knew it was too late," said Bertrand. "The paramedics were working on her, but I knew it was too late, and then I broke-down in the hallway and cried."

On April 20, the Butler County Coroner's Office announced her autopsy concluded she died from blunt force trauma to her head.

Bertrand said he has to learn how to move forward following his mother's death.

"I'm going to have to learn to deal without having my mother, and as far as him, learn to forgive as much as possible."

Bertrand said what he will miss the most is his mother's voice.

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