Looters target home of suspect in canal killings

The massive search at the home of accused canal murder Bryan Miller's home is over. Police say he killed two women in the early 90's and investigators spent nearly a week sifting through mounds of items at his home. 1/22/15
The massive search at the home of accused canal murder Bryan Miller's home is over. Police say he killed two women in the early 90's and investigators spent nearly a week sifting through mounds of items at his home.

Neighbors tell us since police packed up and left looters have been entering the home and taking things left behind.

Phoenix Police arrested Bryan Miller last week, more than 20 years after police say he brutally killed Angela Brasso and Melanie Bernas in 1992 and 1993.

Neighbors were trying to get back to normal after police blocked off their street for several days as they investigated the home Miller was renting.

The owner of the home placed no trespassing signs after neighbors say looters hopped the fence and helped themselves to whatever was in the yard.

"Can't believe people, I mean it is totally unreal," said Bill Hensell.

Hensell lives next to the home and says he helped the owner of the house put up these signs and was shocked to find looters in the yard as he was posting them.

"Right in front of the sign there is a guy leaning over the fence trying to get a tarp out of the backyard... and then while I'm changing the locks I see a shadow, I go out there and there is a guy trying to rip stuff out of the yard while I'm there," said Hensell.

He says the thieves are not from the neighborhood and likely saw the images of the detectives combing through the home last week sorting through mounds of trash and other items at the home. 

The inside of the home according to police is described as 'hoarding like conditions.' Phoenix Police finished processing the scene and taking evidence over the weekend. That's when the looters started coming.

"I've seen two, and then the neighbor said he caught six at different times over the last couple of days," he said. 

The yard is surrounded by a low lying wire fence, easy for thieves to get in and out. 

Phoenix Police say they haven't caught anyone stealing, but neighbors have seen at least a handful of people make off with junk that belongs to the suspected killer.

The people who live near the house say they've formed a neighborhood watch, and they are keeping an eye out. They hope the looters don't make their way into other people's backyards. 

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