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Michelle Miller's death ruled inconclusive

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The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled that the cause of death of a 17-year-old high school student, whose body was found along with that of a U.S. Army recruiter, is undetermined.

Montgomery County Police said Wednesday that the death of the recruiter, 31-year-old Staff Sgt. Adam Anthony Arndt, on April 8 in his Germantown home was ruled a suicide by the medical examiner. Police had believed that Arndt shot Michelle Lynne Miller, a senior at Rockville High School, and then killed himself. Officers say both died of a single gunshot wound.

Miller's father said his daughter left their Rockville home around 9:15 p.m. after receiving a text message from a friend that he was feeling suicidal. After texting her father vague information about where she was, she stopped replying. She did send text messages to friends, including a goodbye note. 

Miller's friends told police the two were romantically involved.

Arndt was married to a 21-year-old Army recruit who enlisted at the same Gaithersburg recruiting center where Arndt worked.

Miller had enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves to help pay her tuition at Arizona State University. Arndt supervised her recruitment.

After their deaths, the Army quickly launched an investigation into Arndt's relationship with recruits.

Officers say their investigation into the incident has concluded.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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