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Hightstown Detective Acknowledged for Homicide Investigation

Detective Benjamin Miller has been recognized for his work during the Amy Giordano homicide investigation

Detective Benjamin Miller of the Hightstown Police Department will receive the NJHIA Excellence in Homicide Investigation Award on October 25.

He was nominated by Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Meidt of the Mercer County Prosecutors Office to recognize outstanding investigative efforts during a homicide investigation.

New Jersey Homicide Investigators Association President Geoffrey Noble congratulated Miller on behalf of the NJHIA Board of Directors for his work during the .

“He, along with his colleagues from the Mercer County Prosecutors Office and NJ State Police did an excellent job working as a team to solve this complex multi-state investigation,” Noble said in an email.

Miller has been invited to attend the NJHIA annual general membership meeting at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. He may accept his award during the meeting, where he will be presented with a plaque.

“As Police Director, I would like to congratulate Detective Miller on his nomination by the Mercer County Prosecutor Office for the NJHIA award in recognition for his outstanding investigation efforts during homicide investigations,” said Hightstown Police Director James K. Le Tellier in an email.

Torry Watkins September 14, 2012 at 01:22 PM
To hear much, much more from this point of view, elect Serrano to Council.
Vic Monaco September 19, 2012 at 08:32 PM
This award is hysterical and certainly a favor for which Mr. Meidt should be ashamed. I covered this closely and members of his agency were none too happy at the time with the way this case was handled locally. So much so that THEY overruled Miller and closed the apartment as a crime scene after Miller uttered this words the week of June 18, 2007: "It is not a crime scene. I have no right to go through her apartment and her property. If I wanted to do that, I'd have to get a warrant. I can't do that unless there's a crime in New Jersey. There are no indicators, whatsoever, to point in that direction."
Vic Monaco September 19, 2012 at 08:35 PM
I'd love to hear what Mike Vanderbeck, Amy's landlord at the time, thinks of this award. I KNOW what he thought at the time, and some of those comments were on the record and reported. C'mon Mike, Speak up about this rewriting of local history.
MG October 14, 2012 at 03:32 AM
He has no morals and is a disgace to mankind.
Mike October 21, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Some very insightful, well though out comments above. It seems the good people of Heightstown recognize a scumbag when they have suffered under the tyranny. Mike

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