PHUKET – American Fugitive 36 year old Kelly Lynn Miller who fled the US after being charged in a fatal DUI crash and spent the past six years on the run was captured on Koh Lanta this week.
Miller, who gave birth to a baby boy while on the run, threw out her passport and spent the past six years island-hopping to avoid detection, according to immigration officials.
Miller’s luck ran out Tuesday when police acting on a tip from the US Embassy caught up with her on the remote island of Koh Lanta, off the coast of Krabi province, according to the Phuketwan.
Tourist Police officials said the 36-year-old woman had been moving between Koh Lanta, Samui and Hang islands without a current visa.
Investigators said Miller delivered her son two months ago in a small clinic on the island of Samui, and his birth was not registered.
According to Lieutenant Sanchai Tinvongdang of the Phuket Police, Ms Miller had been living as a fugitive in Thailand ever since she jumped bail in Alabama, in 2009.
According to U.S. Authorities in 2004, Kelly Lynn Miller, then 26 years old, was driving drunk on Interstate 459 in Hoover, Alabama, when she struck and killed 57-year-old Donald Goodwin.
In 2006, a Jefferson County jury indicted Miller on a charge of vehicular homicide. She was re-arrested but again freed from jail after posting $10,000 bond.
Miller was expected to go on trial in January 2007 but pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years in prison.
Before Miller was set to report to prison, she took off and was officially declared a fugitive in 2010.
Thai authorities believe Miss Miller’s relatives in the US had been wiring money to her to help her make ends meet.