Woman found in cemetery died of gunshot wound

Published 2:37 pm Thursday, May 23, 2013

FAYETTE — The 24-year-old woman whose body was discovered in a Jefferson County church cemetery Wednesday evening died of a gunshot wound to the chest, Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker said.

Walker said Traneccia Collins, 24, 1108 Old Highway 61 N., Fayette, had been dead a few hours when he arrived at East Mount Olive Baptist Church at 6:45 p.m.

Walker said a preliminary investigation indicates that Collins’ body was placed in the church cemetery after she was killed. Walker said police believe she was killed at another location.

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No arrests have been made in the case, Walker said,

Anyone with any information about Collins’ death should call Walker at 601-597-8475 or Investigators James Bailey or Bobby Bailey at 601-786-3403.

“If anyone has any information that they feel is helpful, her friends, the last time they saw her, who she was with, please call us,” Walker said.