Ohio Judge Tells Man He's Still Legally Dead


UPDATED: Thursday October 10, 2013 4:07 PM

A judge in Ohio told a man standing before him in court that he's still legally dead.

Donald Miller Jr. was declared legally dead in 1994, eight years after he disappeared from his home in the northwest Ohio town of Arcadia.

Miller went to court this week to have the ruling changed. But his former wife opposed the move.

She says she doesn't have the money to repay the Social Security benefits that were paid out to her and their two children after Miller was declared dead.

The Courier newspaper in Findlay reports she claims he vanished in the 1980s because he owed big child support payments.

A Hancock County judge who denied Miller's request for a reversal of the death ruling calls it a "strange, strange situation."

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