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September 24, 2006

Three in Jail for Collins Murder

Three people are in jail in Collins tonight, awaiting formal charges in connection with the death of a man whose remains were found in north Covington County on Saturday.  

The victim's skeletal remains were discovered in a wooded area around Legion Lake near Mt. Olive. 

Collins Police say the victim was a middle-aged black man and he was probably killed last month in Collins. 

They say his body was dumped in the woods shortly thereafter...but, his family never reported him missing.  

A tip led officers to the body and to the suspects, a woman and two men. 

They were arrested this weekend and are being held in the Collins City Jail awaiting their first appearances in court tomorrow. 

Police have not given a motive for the murder, but they say the victim was apparently beaten and then drowned. 

They are still in the process of positively identifying him.

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