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Man badly beaten, left for dead

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Neighbors discovered him beaten and left for dead. Neighbors discovered him beaten and left for dead.
David Miller David Miller

BROOKS, KY (WAVE) - A man is fighting for his life after police say he was beaten severely and left for dead.

Neighbors found David Miller, 60, and called 911.

It happened in a rural area on Pine Crest Road off Brooks Hill Road in Bullitt County. Miller is in Intensive Care at University Hospital his family said he's in a medically induced coma.

They are hoping someone can remember something that will lead police to his attackers.

"I went and knocked on the door and no one answered," said neighbor Candice Pulliam, "The dogs were acting funny, so I walked down behind the house."

Pulliam said when there was no sign of Miller she started getting the feeling that something had gone terribly wrong. "A couple people on the road had seen the vehicle," she remembered.

The neighbors on Pine Crest road said they saw a white pickup truck driving up and down their street and later pulling away from Miller's home.

Pulliam said she walked behind Miller's garage and found him in a pool of blood.

"He was covered in blood," she recalled, "It was like out of a movie, it was awful and I mean, I've never seen somebody with that much blood on them before, blood in his ears and his mouth and he was covered in blood, it was awful."

Neighbors may have saved Miller's life as they stabilized his head and quickly called 911.

"He's just a really good hearted man."

Miller's step-daughter Audrey McMillen said Miller couldn't fight back. A picture given to WAVE 3 shows Miller from a few years ago when he was healthier. McMillen said now, he uses a cane and she believes Miller's attackers stomped on his face and possibly beat him with that cane.

"He has a shattered jaw, crushed ribs, bleeding on the brain and swelling on the brain," McMillen said of his condition.

The Bullitt County Sheriff's office confirmed they're looking for a white Ford pick-up truck with tinted windows that had a confederate flag sticker on the back window. Witnesses said they saw two people with dark hoods inside.

"It's very frustrating because I love the man," said McMillen, "And we want to know who did it, and why they did it!"

The family said they haven't found anything missing so, they don't believe what happened Monday night was a robbery.

The Bullitt County Sheriff's office asks anyone with information to call them at 543-2514.

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