BATON ROUGE — A non-profit group out of Texas is now offering a reward up to $10,000 for information on the missing Georgia man in Baton Rouge.
The husband and father vanished in downtown during a work trip more than a week ago. Nathan Millard, 42, disappeared February 22 during what was supposed to be a quick 24-hour work trip. Millard was in town to meet with a client at a construction site. He flew into Baton Rouge from Atlanta and rented a car, sources tell Unfiltered with Kiran. His work client flew into BR from Tennessee. That car was returned to the Baton Rouge Airport when the work client flew out of BR.
Equusearch’s Founder and Director Tim Miller told UWK, “The reward is in hopes of getting some leads on this case so we can bring some closure to the family.”
“Equusearch is offering up to $10,000 for any information that would leave them to Millard, alive or deceased,” said Miller.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Equusearch at 281-309-9500.
Timeline of events
Around 3 p.m. on Feb. 22, Millard and his work client are caught on surveillance video inside the Courtyard Marriot downtown. From there, sources tell UWK that the two went to Happy’s Irish Pub on Third Street. They stayed there until they went to a LSU basketball game, where he’s said to have facetimed his wife to show her their seats.
Multiple sources have confirmed to UWK the duo then took a rideshare to The Penthouse Club, a gentleman’s club in Baton Rouge, after the LSU basketball game. From The Penthouse Club, the two took a rideshare back to Happy’s to have more drinks.
Millard was reportedly finished drinking and ready to leave, while his business client said he would stay back and finish his drink.
Clues from the ATM?
Sources tell UWK there were several withdrawals made at ATMs around downtown Baton Rouge.
Source say that Millard withdrew cash from an ATM downtown several hours after leaving Happy’s.
Then there are additional ATM withdrawals from an ATM on Florida St. near the Greyhound bus station.
UWK is told a homeless man guided Millard to the ATM at that location. Sources clarify to UWK that the homeless man was never seen using the ATM as BRPD first reported. Sources say that it was someone else not connected to the Millard case at all using the machine.
The homeless man was questioned by BRPD and released. It’s unknown what the questioning involved, why he was ultimately released or if he could face charges down the road. That information is being kept very quiet as the investigation continues.
It’s unclear which ATMs had cameras, but sources say that Millard is the only person to either withdraw cash or check his balance at the ATMs.
Calls but no answers
Millard was supposed to meet his work client at a work site the next morning (Feb. 23) at 8 a.m. But, Millard never showed for that meeting.
The client called and texted Millard, according to sources. After trying several times with no luck at reaching Millard, he called the hotel requesting a wellness check.
When the hotel went to check Millard’s room, sources say staff noticed the bed was not slept in.
The work client reportedly called Millard’s cellphone again, and sources confirm to UWK that someone answered saying the phone was found near the post office at Convention and 7th in downtown.
EquuSearch joins the search
Texas EquueSearch, a nonprofit volunteer group, has been helping Millard’s family.
Kristen Harvey, a search coordinator for the group, told 11Alive news in Atlanta that they have learned new details about Millard’s disappearance.
The group released surveillance images from the Courtyard by Marriott hotel where Millard was staying. The pictures were from last Wednesday afternoon around 3 p.m. before Millard left the hotel for Happy’s.
He was seen wearing blue jeans, a black shirt with a small logo on the left side and green ball cap with what appears to be an American flag on the front. The man with him was the work client he was supposed to meet.
Millard and the client he was with, were at Happy’s for close to two hours. Sources tell UWK Millard was seen leaving Happy’s on surveillance video.
“The client says they had a beer, grabbed something to eat there, and then he was heading back to the hotel at 11:30,” Harvey said to 11Alive. “[His wife] said when she woke up and there was no text from him, you know a happy family man… just a heartbreaking situation, somebody at that time of night and where it was at — somebody saw something, and that’s what we’re hoping.”
EquuSearch said volunteers were in downtown Baton Rouge Thursday afternoon searching for the missing Georgia father in a four block radius hoping to uncover new clues in the case.
“At the beginning, it’s going to be a lot of recon, it’s going to be a lot of boots on the ground, you know trying to check every single place possible where there could be video surveillance — I’m sure they’re going to be looking in vacant buildings,” Harvey told 11Alive.
Baton Rouge Police has issued little information on the investigation. They issued a missing persons report on Millard February 24. They have reportedly conducted a grid search of downtown in areas where Millard was seen.
“You know, each day that passes, it lessens that chance that you’re going to have a positive outcome, but we’ve seen some crazy amazing miracles happen so that’s what we’re going to hold onto right now — we’re hoping for that miracle for him,” Harvey said.
“He’s a loved man, a great man”
Millard’s wife Amber has been holding out hope that her husband is found and that he is safe. She spoke with 11Alive news in Atlanta about her husband and the case.
“My mind has been going nonstop, but I can’t let my mind torture me, and I’m just turning it over to God and prayer, prayer, prayer, staying positive,” Amber told 11Alive news. “He’s a loved man, a great man and we need him, we want him home.”
Nathan has two teenage boys from a previous marriage, two teenage stepsons and the couple have a 7-year-old daughter together.
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