October 9, 2013 10:42 am -

Hearing that you’re sick is difficult enough, but hearing that you’re dead must be even tougher.

Donald Eugene Miller Jr. walked out of Hancock County Probate Court on Monday as legally dead as ever.

In 1994, the court ruled that Miller was legally dead, eight years after he disappeared from his Arcadia rental home.

The same judge, Allan Davis, ruled Monday that Miller is still dead, in the eyes of the law. Miller’s request for a reversal came well after the three-year legal limit for changing a death ruling, Davis said.

So, once you pass the statue of limitations, you’re dead forever.