Murder Charges Filed Against Madison Man in Monroe County Missing Woman Case

A Madison man is now charged with killing in the case of a missing Monroe County woman.

65-year-old Lyle Miller was arrested on Friday after law enforcement searched his home and land for 90-year-old Betty Hayes, who was reported missing on December 17, 2021.

Human remains were found from a pond on Miller’s 40-acre land in Monroe County, south of Route AA according to court documents.

The remains were consistent with Hayes and an autopsy is scheduled for today (Tuesday).

According to a witness, Miller was upset with Hayes because she owed him money for wages for work he had performed for her, court documents said.

Miller is being held without bond at the Monroe County Jail.

No hearings have been scheduled for his case.

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