ROCKVILLE, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — The Rockville High School community gathered at the school Tuesday evening to celebrate the life of Michelle Miller, the senior who was killed in a murder-suicide with the teen’s U.S. Army recruiter.
Hundreds of people met on the school’s football field to release balloons into the air to memorialize the 17-year-old who was remembered for her bright smile and upbeat attitude.
Police say Miller, who was signed up to go into the U.S. Army Reserves after graduating this spring, was found dead Monday morning in the apartment of Staff Sgt. Adam Arndt.
Detectives believe Arndt, 31, shot Miller before taking his own life.
Michelle Miller’s father, Kevin Miller, says his daughter was a “little smitten” with Arndt, a nine-year Army veteran who had served overseas in Korea, Germany and Turkey.