News From Terre Haute, Indiana

January 15, 2014

Police say Casey, Ill., arson, death may be homicide

More info to be released today

The Tribune-Star

CASEY, Ill. — An arson and related homicide in Clark County were being investigated Wednesday by Illinois authorities, but little information was being released.

Clark County Coroner Jeff Pearce has issued a news release stating that the body of Gregory Scott Collins of Casey was found during a house fire. The death of Collins is being investigated as a homicide.

An autopsy was set for Wednesday afternoon at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. No other details were being released, Pearce stated.

The house fire was reported early Wednesday morning in the 700 block of East Jefferson Street in Casey.

The Illinois State Police at Effingham is handling the criminal investigation into the arson and homicide, but, all media questions about the investigation were being referred to the Clark County State’s Attorney Office in Marshall, Ill.

A secretary in the state’s attorney office said that no information on either the arson and homicide will be released until today.