Nathan Millard, 42, a Georgia father and small business startup advocate, was reported missing on Feb. 23. Several weeks later, police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, found his body wrapped in plastic, rolled up in a carpet and dumped in a vacant parking lot.
Though initially suspecting foul play, medical examiners have ruled Millard’s death an “accidental overdose – due to the combined effects of cocaine, fentanyl and ethanol found in his system,” according to the New York Post.
East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Dr. William “Beau” Clark released an autopsy report on Tuesday. The report noted “no evidence of internal or external trauma.” Dr. Clark added: “Our thoughts and prayers are extended to Mr. Millard’s family and friends.”
According to WBRZ News, the presence of ethanol in his body suggested that he had been drinking before his death.
Last week, police reported that Millard was with two prostitutes — Tabbetha Barner and Tiffany Guidry — the night of his death. Reportedly, Milliard died in a ramshackle drug house after a night of alcohol and drug use.
Police arrested Guidry last Friday. She was wanted on suspicion of unlawful disposal of human remains and prostitution.
Authorities are seeking Barner, who is wanted on suspicion of prostitution.
Millard had reportedly traveled to Baton Rouge to investigate possible ways to expand his construction business.
Authorities suspect Millard connected with alleged drug dealer Derrick “Stanka” Perkins, 45, which led to a night of drugs, sex and his death.
Perkins, who police have charged with improperly disposing of Millard’s body, told investigators he picked up Millard and two other people seeking drugs on Feb. 23. WBRZ reported the group drove for hours “getting high” on crack cocaine.
Perkins also claimed Millard directed him to pick up “white girls,” which he did, and then he transported the group to a drug house on Lorri Burgess Avenue.
At some point during the night, Millard overdosed. Perkins claimed Barner used Narcan and administered CPR but was unsuccessful in reviving Millard. In a panic, Perkins wrapped Millard’s body in a rug and dumped it in a vacant lot.
The New York Post reported that Millard is survived by his wife, a 7-year-old daughter, two teenage sons from a previous marriage and two teenage stepsons.
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