Sheriffs seek next of kin for twin sisters found dead
March 6, 2012
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office needs assistance in locating the next of kin of two elderly twins, Patricia and Joan Miller, 73, who were found dead in their South Lake Tahoe home on Feb. 27.
A definitive cause of death has not been determined, according to a statement released Tuesday. Foul play has been ruled out. The cause and manner of death is still being investigated by detectives from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and South Lake Tahoe Police Department.
Sheriff’s detectives have been unable to locate any relatives of Patricia and Joan Miller and are appealing to the public for help.
With the assistance of long time friends and acquaintances, detectives have learned the Miller twins were entertainers in the Bay Area and regularly appeared on the 1950s television show, “The Hoffman Hayride.” They also entertained troops at several military bases.
Their parents were heavily involved in their entertainment business. Their mother played the piano for them, according to the statement.
The Millers were originally from Portland, Oregon and reportedly never married. They were nearly always dependent on one another their entire lives, according to the statement.
Anyone with information regarding the Patricia and Joan Miller can contact Detective Matt Harwood at 530-573-3015.