Madison Man Arrested for 2021 Murder of Holliday Woman
On Friday, July 28, investigators with the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search of a rural Monroe County pond, in connection with the investigation into the 2021 disappearance of Betty L. Hayes, of Holliday, Missouri.
And at 2:40 p.m., members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Dive Team recovered human remains from the pond.
An autopsy of the remains will be performed at a later date.
Then on Friday around 8:10 p.m., investigators arrested Lyle W. Miller, 65, of Madison, Mo., (northeast of Moberly) for the murder of Hayes. The Monroe County Prosecutor has formally charged Miller with second-degree murder, and he is being held without bond.
– The above charges are mere accusation and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of these charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.