Remains believed to be of missing Palmetto woman found

Missing Palmetto woman killed

There are breaking new developments in the case of a missing Palmetto woman.  Police say they have located the remains of Tricia Freeman in Levy County.

Police say one of two people in custody admitted to killing her.

Freeman had been missing since early last week.  Her abandoned car was found Friday in Ashland, Kentucky.    Freeman’s daughter, Kayla Colyer, 21, and her boyfriend, Roy Nichols, Jr., 26,  were arrested Saturday in West Virginia, just across the river from Ashland, in connection to the theft of Freeman’s car.  

While the two were being interviewed, police say Nichols admitted to killing Freeman.

 

 

Charges of second degree murder are being filed on Nichols.  Colyer is being charged with accessory to murder after the fact.

Police believe the killing stemmed from an argument.  They say Freeman was killed early Tuesday in her home and Colyer and Nichols dropped her body off somewhere else in Florida.  Police have searched the area, but have not yet found a body.

We’re following this breaking story and will post new information as we get it. 

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