MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Colleagues call the man killed inside a Columbia Heights apartment a mentor to high school students.

Philip Borer Nelson, 31, was a student adviser at the High School for Recording Arts in St. Paul. He was also a graduate of the program who lived in St. Louis Park.

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for the man believed to have killed Borer Nelson, identified as 41-year-old Phillip Leron Miller. He’s descibed as 5 feet 8 inches tall with a medium build, brown eyes and loosely braided black hair. He has slight facial hair and tattoos on his arm and hand.

phillip leron miller Police Seek Information On Suspect In Columbia Heights Homicide

Phillip Leron Miller (credit: Anoka County Sheriff)

Authorities say he is one of about four people who were inside the apartment on 41st Avenue Northeast in Columbia Heights early yesterday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Anoka County Sheriff.

Comments (2)
  1. WE ARE AND WE WILL GET JUSTICE FOR THE MURDER OF A WONDERFUL BEAUTIFUL SOUL. PHILIP CHARLES BORER-NELSON WAS SOMEONE I MET 23 YEARS AGO. A CHILDHOOD FRIEND WHO WAS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON TO ME. THIS HAS BEEN THE HARDEST SITUATION FOR MYSELF AND MANY OTHERS. WE ARE TRYING TO COPE DAY TO DAY WITH THE LOST OF PHILIP. TO THE KILLERS…PHILLIP AND KIMBERLY WOODS YOU WILL HAVE YOUR DAY OF JUDGEMENT!!!!!

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