Louisiana authorities have detained one of two women believed to be linked to the fatal overdose of a Georgia businessman and father whose body was found wrapped in a rug and dumped in February, WVLA-TV reports.
On Friday, Tiffany Ann Guidry, 27, was arrested for unlawful disposal of human remains, failure to seek assistance, and prostitution in connection with the death of 45-year-old Nathan Millard.
Police are still searching for Tabbetha Barner, 33, who also is wanted for allegedly failing to seek assistance and prostitution in Millard’s death. Detectives had spoken with her previously but had released her.
Earlier this month, prosecutors charged Derrick Perkins, 45, with numerous crimes related to the case, including unlawful disposal of remains, obstruction of justice, simple criminal damage to property, and failure to seek assistance.
Developments over the past week have shed light on what investigators believe led to Millard’s disappearance last month and the discovery of his body.
Millard, a construction executive, had traveled for work from Covington, Georgia, to Baton Rouge, where he attended a Louisiana State University basketball game and then visited an Irish pub with a client on February 23.
The visitor did not return to his hotel room, but instead, security footage showed him near a Greyhound bus station, according to NBC News. A guard there reportedly thought that Millard seemed out of place.
Millard then vanished and more than a week later, he was found dead in an abandoned lot, while his wallet and phone were discovered blocks away from the bus station.
Preliminary autopsy results do not indicate foul play in how Millard died, but toxicology tests are still pending.
However, court records allege that Millard binged on hard drugs with the people who have been arrested and that he died from an overdose.
Perkins reportedly told police that he picked up Millard and two other people on February 23 and that the passengers were looking for drugs. The group allegedly drove around “getting high” on crack cocaine for hours, according to court documents.
Later in the evening, Perkins said he picked up Guidry and Barner and brought them to a house along with Millard. The two women and Millard allegedly began shooting up drugs and had sex.
Perkins allegedly left to retrieve more drugs, but when he returned, Millard was dead. The women attempted to counteract the apparent overdose with Narcan, but it was not effective, nor was CPR. The group then rolled Millard’s body in a rug and dumped it.
However, in her earlier interview with police, Barner denied meeting Millard when he was alive and said that Perkins only came to her house looking for Narcan.
Millard was married and a father of five children.
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[Feature Photo: Nathan Millard/Handout]