Johnson County man charged for murder of 12-year-old daughter

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Posted at 12:02 PM, Aug 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-30 18:29:15-04


Johnson County Sheriff's Office reports 47-year-old Stacy Collins has been arrested and charged with the murder of 12-year-old Stacia Collins.

He was arrested today and is currently being lodged in Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.

This case is still under investigation by the JCSO.


Remains of a child's body have been found in Johnson County.

According to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, officers were called to an assault in the Van Lear community of Johnson County.

Once officers arrived on the scene, they found that Stacy Collins was suffering from what they believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. EMS responded, and Collins was sent to Highlands ARH Hospital.

While investigating the scene, deputies discovered that Collins's daughter was missing. After searching with public assistance, the daughter was later found dead.

The remains were transported to the Medical Examiners Office in Frankfort.