A 14-year-old Pennsylvania girl who allegedly confessed to the fatal stabbing of her older told someone she was having “suicidal and homicidal thoughts” and may have posted a viral TikTok video the day before in which she ranted about her father.
Claire Miller has been charged as an adult for the death of Helen Miller, 19, who had cerebral palsy and used a wheelchair.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Claire Miller called 911 early Monday morning and reported that she had killed her sister. The 9th grader was said to be “hysterical” when officers arrived at the Manheim Township home and found Helen Miller lying on her back in a bedroom with a knife protruding from her neck, saying over and over, “I stabbed my sister!”
An affidavit used to obtain a search warrant revealed that Claire Miller had told someone over the phone about her thoughts, WGAL reported. The document did not say when that conversation took place, but it did say police heard from that witness at about 1:42 am on Monday, about 30 minutes after the girl called police to the scene.
On Thursday and Friday, TikTok users identified an account called “spiritsandsuchconsulting” that they believed belonged to Claire Miller. TikTok suspended the account for violating community standards, particularly “enabling violence on or off TikTok,” the Daily Beast reported. TikTok did not confirm if the video belonged to Miller. The account had thousands of followers, but it’s not clear how many of those came after Monday.
The online outlet said the account had dozens of videos of a girl who looked very much like Claire Miller lip-syncing and talking about anime characters. Helen is seen in her wheelchair with her father in a video posted in January.
The last video on the account reportedly featured the teen venting about her father and was posted on Sunday, the New York Post reported. According to Business Insider, the video had nearly 5 million views by the time TikTok removed the account, and the comments section was full of users discussing the murder.
Claire Miller greeted officers outside the home wearing bloody pants and appeared to have been trying to wash the blood off her hands in the snow, police said. The parents were at home at the time but were asleep.
An autopsy report released on Wednesday revealed that Helen Miller died from multiple stab wounds.
Police have not discussed a possible motive. During the search of the home, police took multiple items from house, including knives, a stuffed toy rabbit, and a whiteboard listing the 14-year-old’s chores.
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[Featured image: Claire Miller/Manheim Township Police Department]