Man Charged with Unlawful Disposal of Georgia Father-of-Five’s Body

A man in Louisiana has been charged in connection with the unlawful disposal of the body of Nathan Millard, a 42-year-old father-of-five from Georgia.

Millard disappeared on February 23 while on a business trip in Baton Rouge. His body was discovered on March 6 in a vacant lot, wrapped in a carpet and plastic.

Derrick Perkins, 45, was arrested by the Baton Rouge Police Department for his involvement in disposing of Millard’s body. The charges against Perkins are unrelated to Millard’s death, which authorities suspect may have been caused by an accidental overdose on a drug called “blue magic.” Perkins’ charges include unlawful disposal of remains, obstruction of justice, property damage, and failure to seek assistance.

Perkins was previously arrested on March 13 for an alleged probation violation and several other charges.

According to arrest documents, Perkins is accused of wrapping Millard’s body in a carpet and plastic before transporting it in the trunk of his car for up to four days. The body was later dumped in a vacant lot on Scenic Highway.

A coroner’s report found no signs of trauma on Millard’s body, and authorities are awaiting toxicology results. Millard’s disappearance occurred after a night out at Happy’s Irish Pub in downtown Baton Rouge. Texas EquuSearch, a non-profit organization, assisted law enforcement in the search for Millard.

Amber Millard, Nathan’s wife, told WSB-TV that her husband disappeared during a short business trip with a client for his company, Advanced Construction.

Local news outlet BRProud reported that after leaving the bar, witnesses saw Millard at a nearby bus station, where he told an employee he was “looking for something to make me feel better.” It is believed that Millard then met with Perkins, an alleged drug dealer with the street name “Stanka.”

Sgt. L’Jean McKneely Jr. informed WAFB that Millard and Perkins went to a house in South Baton Rouge, where Millard is thought to have overdosed on “blue magic,” a drug containing fentanyl. McKneely mentioned the possibility of Narcan being administered during the incident.

WBRZ reported that police found the burned-out shell of Perkins’ car, with a K9 unit detecting “human decomposition” in the trunk. A roll of plastic sheeting, consistent with the ma terial used to wrap Millard’s body, was found at the house where the overdose allegedly occurred.

The Baton Rouge Police Department has yet to respond to requests for further information.