Investigation begins after pastor tells parishioner's wife she died by “suicide.”

An investigation has officially been launched after a South Carolina pastor unexpectedly told his parishioners that his wife had died in an apparent “suicide.”

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According to reports Mica Miller died last weekend in North Carolina. Authorities in Robeson County said officers found Mica's body on April 27 at Lumber River State Park – about an hour's drive from the Millers' hometown of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The 30-year-old pastor's wife was described in her obituary as “energetic, affirming, adventurous, faithful, loving, generous, forgiving, talented, joyful, creative, assertive, courageous, determined, authoritarian, passionate, hard-working, risk-taker,” and so much more.”

But just days before her funeral, the woman's husband, a South Carolina pastor, said John Paul Millerfrom Solid Rock at Market Common, told his parishioners that his wife died by “suicide” and had struggled with mental health issues for years.

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After giving a sermon the day after his wife's death, the South Carolina pastor told his congregants, “We're not going to do an altar call today, instead I'm going to have you stand up, and that's what I'm going to do.” You hear one Announcement on and after this announcement I will ask you to leave the church quietly and not to talk about the announcement.”

The South Carolina pastor continued to tell his parishioners about the call he received about his wife's death. He said: “I got a call last night. My wife died and it was self-inflicted. It was up in North Carolina. Everyone pray for me, my children and everyone else. They all knew that she was not doing well mentally and needed medication that was difficult to obtain. I’m sure we will learn more details, but please pray for her family as well.”

The priest went on to talk about how his wife had allegedly struggled with mental health issues for years, claiming: “She had struggled with suicide before. Each time we helped her through it and took her to the doctor and we got through it and everything was fine. She even gave some testimonies here at church that we have on video. She was battling suicide, but God took care of her and brought her through.”

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Since the priest informed his parishioners about it, his wife's friends and family have been pushing for an investigation, noting that her death seemed strange. Her claims are supported by reports showing that Mica filed for divorce in October 2023 and the case was dismissed in February 2024. In February 2024, the priest filed an application for support and maintenance, an application that was rejected.

Mica then applied for support and maintenance on April 16, 2024. A hearing notice was issued on April 23 with a court date in June. But five days later, on April 28, Mica died. The Horry County Clerk's Office in South Carolina told Fox News Digital that Mica Miller has filed three separate “separate support and maintenance requests” since last year, most recently on April 16.

Additionally, before her death, Mica uploaded a number of videos online suggesting that she was abused and simply wanted to be at peace.

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