Neighbors say murder suspect had peculiar hobbies

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX --- Neighbors describe the man suspected of murdering two women more than 20 years ago as quiet, with some peculiar hobbies.

"It gives you the willies. The hair on your neck goes up," William Hensell said.

He and his wife, Carol, have lived next to murder suspect Bryan Patrick Miller for eight years in the Sunnyslope Neighborhood in North Phoenix.

They and others say Miller was quiet, and kept to himself.

Miller bought an old police patrol vehicle, which he repainted to read "Zombie Hunter" across the back and sides.

"It was certainly odd," Carol Hensell said.

Miller posted pictures of the car at shows, and being used in photo shoots on his Facebook page.

Neighbors said Miller used the car's flashing lights to stop traffic outside his home a few days ago, after another vehicle hit a pedestrian.

They say he would often drive the "Zombie Hunter" around with a mannequin zombie in the passenger seat, or with the car splattered with fake blood.

Police describe the suspect as a hoarder.

Neighbors have been watching as investigators continue hauling belongings out of Miller's home to search for more clues.

Their thoughts are with the suspect's teenage daughter, who police say is with relatives, and also the families of the two murder victims.

"I'm glad an end may be coming, where they don't have to wonder anymore," Carol said.

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