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Tennessee Man Arrested After He's Spotted Dragging Body Through Apartment Complex, Cops Say

Body Found in Rain Culvert, Man Reportedly Seen Dragging It: Cops
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Dominic Collier reportedly drug a body through an apartment building and then dumped it in a culvert, police say.

Jan. 30 2024, Published 10:02 a.m. ET

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A Tennessee man has been arrested after he allegedly dragged a body from an apartment building into a rain culvert, according to authorities.

On Jan. 23, officers from the Metro Nashville Police Department were called to an apartment complex after a maintenance worker and the apartments’ property manager reportedly saw a man moving a body through the building and into a nearby rain culvert, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by The Tennessean.

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Officers reportedly obtained a photo and surveillance footage of the incident, which led them to identify 38-year-old Dominic Collier as the suspect, officials said.

Police reportedly went to Collier’s nearby apartment and found clothing draped on a chair that allegedly matched items seen in the surveillance footage, authorities said.

The victim’s body was found wrapped in two blankets, a shower curtain and duct tape in the rain culvert, the arrest affidavit noted. The victim’s head was also covered with a garbage bag and camouflage backpack.

Collier was arrested and charged with abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and failure to report a dead body, officials said.

He was booked into jail and his bond was set at $75,000.

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According to The Tennessean, Collier was uncooperative with detectives and refused to answer questions.

The victim’s identity has yet to be disclosed, and the cause of death is pending an autopsy.

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