Dad Arrested After His Missing 12-Year-Old Daughter Was Found Dead, Police Say

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Source: MEGA; Johnson County Sheriff's Office

Aug. 31 2022, Published 4:32 p.m. ET

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A man is in custody and facing murder charges after police said he killed his 12-year-old daughter.

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On Aug. 30, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office in Kentucky arrested Stacy Collins, 47. He was charged with murder in connection to the death of 12-year-old Stacia Collins.

The investigation is ongoing, sheriff’s officials said.

The child’s body was found on Aug. 11 in a scheduled area, and the cause of death was not released, according to WCHS.

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Authorities were looking for Stacia Collins after determining she was missing.

The investigation started when police responded to an assault and found that Stacy Collins had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the report. From there, investigators determined the 12-year-old was missing.

Stacy Collins is now being held in a Kentucky jail.


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