Couple ‘took’ girl, 8, who’d been dead 3 months on trip to ‘spend time with her’

A grieving couple allegedly took the body of their eight-year-old who died three months ago on a road trip across America.

Aleksander Kurmoyarov, 28, and Mandie Miller, 33, reportedly “wanted to spend more time” with their daughter.

The couple from Airway Heights near Spokane, Washington, USA, have been arrested by police in Mitchell, South Dakota, USA.

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They were found in a property with a rental van parked outside, loaded with a filled coffin, police say.

The couple have been accused of a single count of failure to notify of the death of a child, according to CBS.

Their initial warrant for arrest had been on suspicion of homicide by abuse but details about when the child had died allegedly varied between the two.

In a press release the Mitchell Police Department said: “During an interview with Kurmoyarov, he stated that the juvenile had died in Airway Heights a little before Halloween 2022”.

Meanwhile, “Miller told investigators that her daughter died on September 10, 2022.”

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Kurmoyarov and Miller were previously known to cops after they had received a notice from a coroner in Davison County.

The Michigan Police Department said the coroner told them, “he had been contacted by individuals stating that they were travelling from Washington State to Pine Ridge with their deceased daughter.”

The couple were found the following day.

The MPD claim Kurmoyarov said the reason the couple hadn’t wanted to tell authorities was that “he and Miller wanted to spend more time with her and that he was afraid that they would get in trouble.”

The deceased, who has not yet been named, was Miller’s adoptive daughter.

An autopsy is expected to be carried out.

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