Shari Miller

Shari Miller

Birth
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 4 Jul 1984 (aged 21)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes spread at Playa Del Rey "Toes Beach Lagoon"
Memorial ID 15174023 · View Source
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Shari Miller was bright, beautiful, caring, loving, and vibrant. She graduated top in her class at Culver City High School, a ranking member of her student body every year, and . . . she was only 21 when she fell victim to serial killer Bill Bradford.

Shari met Bradford at the "Meet Market" bar in Culver City, California. She shared with him her life long dream of becoming a model. Bradford convinced her, his skills as a photographer was her ticket to stardom.

Tragically, demonically, the only thing on his mind was her murder.

On July 4th, 1984, Bradford lured Shari to a remote location north of Los Angeles, where he took pictures of her, then strangled her with her boot lace.

Shari was found two days later, wrapped in a blanket, in an alley behind a carpet outlet store on Pico Blvd. in West Los Angeles (across from Rancho Park).

Due to no identification found on the body, Shari was listed as a "Jane Doe" #60.

Several days later, in the investigation of a missing neighbor of Bradford's - a fifteen year old by the name of Tracy Campbell - the police searched Bradford's apartment and found several photographs of the woman they had idetified as "Jane Doe # 60" several days earlier.

In the pictures, she (Shari) was posed against a seal-shaped rock formation, in a desert landscape.

On a tip, detectives scoured the desert north of Los Angeles (Antelope Valley) for the location.

When they found the rock background in a remote campsite, they found the body of fifteen year old Tracy Campbell nearby. Tracy's face was covered by a blouse that belonged to Shari.

In 1987, Bill Bradford was tried and convicted of the murders of Shari Miller, and Tracy Campbell. He was sentence to death.

It is believed, with a recent police investigation, that Bill Bradford may be responsible for the disappearance and murders of dozens of women, across the United States.

Shari Miller was not Bill Bradford's last victim. However, with her very life, she helped end this maniac's legacy, and put him where he belongs . . . on death row.

Those of us who knew Shari, can honestly say, there has never been anyone less deserving of such a fate.


"Dearest Shari, you have now been gone longer than you were alive, but you will always be the very beacon of our youth. Our love for you will never die."

There must be a thousand lyrics, throughout a hundred songs, that attempt to accurately express the emptiness of your absence.

Perhaps, this song might come close:


------COME SOME RAINY DAY--------

"What good's a dollar, without your baby sister?

Two scoops of ice cream, on a summer afternoon?

We ran wild, and all we ever wanted, was to rule the world, between our house and school.

We move on, and put those dreams away. Thinking that we'll find them, come some rainy day.

First time I saw you, I knew I would love you. Half-way through sophomore year, I finally asked your name.

When I kissed you, I lost my heart completely....and all we wanted, was just to stay that way.

We move on, and put those dreams away, hoping that we'll find them, come some rainy day.

How could I know, that everything would change, except the way I miss you...come some rainy day.

I'll sit and laugh with friends, at what we've all been through, but I still catch my breath when someone mentions you . . . .

We move on, and put those dreams away.

Baby I still miss you...come some rainy day."


~Wynnona Judd~



-------UPDATE---------


LOS ANGELES – Condemned killer William Bradford, a double murderer who implied to his jury he had other victims, has died of natural causes while awaiting execution in a California prison.

Bradford, 61, who was sentenced to death for the 1984 murders of Shari Miller and Tracy Campbell, died of natural causes at a prison medical facility in Vacaville, California, Monday March 10, 2008.
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Shari's brother David - the last of her immediate family -died on January 17, 2007.

The Miller's are gone now.

God's speed.




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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Shari Miller (23 Jun 1963–4 Jul 1984), Find a Grave Memorial no. 15174023, ; Maintained by James Prince (contributor 46561813) Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes spread at Playa Del Rey "Toes Beach Lagoon".