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Coroner: Georgia man died with cocaine, fentanyl and ethanol in his system

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Posted at 1:42 PM, Mar 28, 2023

UPDATE: The East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office has ruled Nathan Millard's death an accident, attributing it to the combined effects of cocaine, fentanyl and ethanol, WBRZ reports.

The Baton Rouge station reports that autopsy findings released Tuesday seemingly confirmed earlier reports suggesting that Millard died from an overdose after a night of heavy drug use. The presence of ethanol indicated that Millard had also been drinking before his death.

The report comes less than a week after an arrest warrant revealed Millard was allegedly with two prostitutes — identified as Tabbetha Barner and Tiffany Guidry — when he died at a run-down drug house in old south Baton Rouge. One of those women has since been arrested, with police still searching for the second.

Millard, of Georgia, vanished while on a business trip to Baton Rouge. The man's remains were found, rolled in a rug and covered in plastic, several days after he vanished while visiting the city on business. An autopsy found no indication of foul play, and WBRZ reported it was suspected that he overdosed.

On March 20, 2023, Baton Rouge Police Detectives booked 45-year-old Derrick Perkins for the improper disposing of Nathan Millard’s body. The affidavit filed to support the warrant for Perkins' arrest made reference to prostitutes as well as drugs.

Today, Baton Rouge Police Detectives say they are searching for Tabbetha Barner and Tiffany Ann Guidry for their inovlvement in the Millard case.

Barner has an active arrest warrant for Prostitution and Failure to Seek Assistance. Guidry has an active arrest warrant for Unlawful Disposal of Human Remains, Prostitution and Failure to Seek Assistance.

Anyone who has information on Barner and Guidry whereabouts are urged to contact the Armed Robbery Division at (225) 389-3866 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.