Vigil held to remember victims of murder-suicide; Sheriff shares new details


On Tuesday, News 2 learned new information about a murder-suicide that rocked a community to its core.

Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland said his agency continues to investigate this case as a murder-suicide. 

It’s believed Cynthia Collier, shot and killed her four adopted children between the ages of 14 to 17 – then turned the gun on her self. 

A motive has not yet been determined. 

Even with unanswered questions, the community gathered on Tuesday evening to try to heal. 

Mayor Andy Ogles helped organize a vigil held at the public square in Columbia, and people gathered to mourn and reflect on this tragedy. 

“This is a moment to pause to recognize those whose lives were lost,” said Ogles 

“This was the best thing we could do, just to show our support,” said Julie Estrada, a Columbia resident. 

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