On Thursday, February 21, 2019 a 66 year old man named Steve Miller was found dead in a home on River Lane in Loves Park after it was engulfed in flames.

After discovering Miller's body, authorities thought he was squatting in an abandoned home because it had no heat, electricity or water. Turns out that information was far from the truth, and the truth is heartbreaking.

Steve Miller's neighbor Ryan Jones took to Facebook last week to let everyone know that Miller wasn't a squatter, he was a troubled friend who will be greatly missed.



Ryan Jones, thank you for giving us a glimpse of who your friend Steve Miller really was. Thank you for caring about him enough to set the record straight. I am so very sorry for your loss. May your words help us all continue to think before we judge a book by the cover, and remind us that so many people in our lives are suffering through silent struggles we may never be aware of if we don't care enough to look.

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