Donald Eugene Miller Jr. is truly a dead man walking. He went to Judge Allan Davis at Hancock County Probate Court to inform the court that he was very much alive despite Davis’ ruling that he was deceased in 1994. He was surprised, however, when Davis said that there was nothing he could do. Miller was dead in the eyes of the law and that was the end of it . . . and him. It is not clear how Miller will rid himself of the first legally recognized status as an undead Zombie life form.
Miller, 61, explained to the court that he disappeared during a bout with alcoholism and never contacted his children or parents. When he finally returned to his parents recently, they told him that he was deceased.
Davis however said that it was simply too late for a resurrection. There is a three-year limit for challenging a death ruling, which seems a bit moronic if the challenger is the dead man.
Miller is in a bit of a bind since he has no social security number or driver’s license . . . and no resources to litigate to bring himself back to a legal life.
In the meantime, his children collected death benefits from social security. He also disappeared with about $26,000 in overdue child support and a threat of imprisonment as a dead beat dad. He appears to have opted just for a dead dad instead.