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.