Headmaster's Suicide Shocks Private School

Park Tudor says Matthew Miller's death not related to coach's resignation last month
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2016 4:38 PM CST
Headmaster's Suicide Shocks Private School
Matthew D. Miller   (Facebook)

An Indianapolis private school still reeling from the abrupt resignation of its boys basketball coach last month is now facing a new shock: the suicide of its headmaster. The body of 46-year-old Matthew D. Miller was found by his wife, Mia, Saturday in the garage of their school-owned home located next to the Park Tudor campus, the Indianapolis Star reports. The Marion County Coroner's office ruled his death a suicide by hanging, per Fox59. And Monday night, the school sent out an email to parents distancing Miller's death from the ongoing law-enforcement investigation into ex-coach Kyle Cox, a probe it acknowledged for the first time in that email, RTV6 reports.

"We want you to know that throughout that investigation, we have been repeatedly assured by law enforcement that neither the School nor any of its employees (including Dr. Miller) were targets of their investigation," the email read. What exactly happened with Cox is still unclear, but People notes that warrants were served at the school on Jan. 7 related to an investigation into Cox by the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force—the same group that helped take down Subway pitchman Jared Fogle on child porn charges. Cox has not yet been charged with any crime. "The entire Park Tudor community is deeply saddened by this sudden loss," a post on the school's Facebook page read Saturday. Miller is survived by his wife and their two children, People notes. (More suicide stories.)

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