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.