Clark County Fire death ruled homicide

Clark County Fire death ruled homicide

There are 75 comments on the WTHI-TV Terre Haute story from Jan 17, 2014, titled Clark County Fire death ruled homicide. In it, WTHI-TV Terre Haute reports that:

Clark County, Illinois Coroner, Jeff Pearce ruled Friday, a man killed in a Wednesday morning house fire as a homicide.

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Concerned Casey Residents

Chicago, IL

#1 Jan 22, 2014
What is the Status of this murder/arson investigation by the ISP? Will the Clark County Sheriff Office and Casey's Cheif Jenkins of Casey police department be able to solve these ongoing murder investigations in a timely manner?..and ease the fears and safety concerns of local citizens, by authorities finding all these dead bodies(3 bodies dumped now and 1 araon/murder) being dumped in and around Casey in Clark County, Il ? Why would a murder(s) choose Clark County as a dumping ground for dead bodies? Do murders and criminals know from past experiences or rumors that law enforcement in Clark County and especially Casey is "incompetent" or know they are corrupt and easily fooled or unable to solve such violent/serious crimes on their own. The FBI needs involved NOW in these MULTIPLE ongoing murder investigations obviously. Or more dead bodies will be found I predict...Until this murderer(s) are identified and caputured. Put pressure on local law enforcement by calling your State Representative and complaining till these cases are solved. Call today NOT tomorrow. Right NOW! It may save your life or a loved ones...or a strangers life AROUND HERE or elsewhere.
Get involved. Start asking questions and SHARING INFORMATION and expecting results or expect more of the same.
Concerned Casey Residents

Chicago, IL

#2 Jan 22, 2014
*murderer(s)...
*arson...
Just curious

Xenia, OH

#3 Jan 22, 2014
I agree with you. I live in Ohio, but knew Scott Collins, the guy that was murdered and his house burned. I'm calling Nancy Grace. I'm limited by the information I have about what happened in Casey, Il. Would you please let me know what you have heard so when I start making calls, I have more facts. All I know is he was shot, his house caught on fire and his dog was found dead. That's all I can find out. Do you have anymore details? Thanks
Hunter in the Wild

Chicago, IL

#4 Jan 23, 2014
Just curious wrote:
I agree with you. I live in Ohio, but knew Scott Collins, the guy that was murdered and his house burned. I'm calling Nancy Grace. I'm limited by the information I have about what happened in Casey, Il. Would you please let me know what you have heard so when I start making calls, I have more facts. All I know is he was shot, his house caught on fire and his dog was found dead. That's all I can find out. Do you have anymore details? Thanks
I feel your pain my brother(or sister?). I'm on it, trust me. Seems to many local residents as well, this investigation needs all the help they can get obviously.I will provide any local(or any other sources i can develope)or unpublished information I can find on this local man's murder/ his home arson/and his dog murder. Whoever is responsible for these tragic crimes more than likely will be identified soon and captured and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Unless of course it was a professional who did it,not an amateur in a passion type crime not planned in advance. Most professional killers(military trained and paid)or professional murderers(paid experienced hitmen) don't make mistakes or leave evidence that connects them to the act EVER..in some well planned cases, false evidence is left behind(planted)on purpose or manufactured intentionally to frame or divert media attention and law enforcement resources away from the real killer (s)/murderer(s) A professional can manufacture a perception or motive or provide false leads that someone else committed the crimes. A "patsy" so the investigation will end(case closed)and the public will have the perception of safety again. Did this man have any known enemies or a motive someone or organizion would risk such a heinous and brutal crime that would scare the public and force law enforcement to produce results? Any details you can provide or theories may be helpful. I agree if you and everybody shines a huge spotlight on this darkness (case) through a national wide audience it will produce results and hopefully help solve this crime sooner rather than later. I will pray about it as well. God Bless You..and Scott's family and loved ones.
Just curious

Xenia, OH

#5 Jan 23, 2014
Thanks for your help. You're read many of my posts and like i've stated, I can't find out anything else. I read his obit, it, of course, is not going to say anything about the crime. I haven't seen or talked to Scott in five or six years so I don't know about enimies. It was a harmless person, wouldn't hurt a fly in my opinion. However, he did like to talk and it would get under your skin a little, but if you knew him, you just knew that was Scott, you know? He was a Union Ironworker for 35 years. I never knew Scott to do drugs, but maybe he did. I don't know. I don't what else to say. I will say a lot when I get more information. Why on earth is there nothing in the papers in Casey, Il, or on TV news reports about this crime? I haven't been able to find anything. I do read where people say Casey Police don't ever solve any crimes. I hope this is not the case. I've never been to Casey. Don't know anything about the place. Please keep me posted on what you find out.
Hunter in the Wild

Chicago, IL

#6 Jan 23, 2014
Just curious wrote:
Thanks for your help. You're read many of my posts and like i've stated, I can't find out anything else. I read his obit, it, of course, is not going to say anything about the crime. I haven't seen or talked to Scott in five or six years so I don't know about enimies. It was a harmless person, wouldn't hurt a fly in my opinion. However, he did like to talk and it would get under your skin a little, but if you knew him, you just knew that was Scott, you know? He was a Union Ironworker for 35 years. I never knew Scott to do drugs, but maybe he did. I don't know. I don't what else to say. I will say a lot when I get more information. Why on earth is there nothing in the papers in Casey, Il, or on TV news reports about this crime? I haven't been able to find anything. I do read where people say Casey Police don't ever solve any crimes. I hope this is not the case. I've never been to Casey. Don't know anything about the place. Please keep me posted on what you find out.
Thanks for the info. I will keep everybody posted here. The more info you provide the public the more leads may be generated. Don't expect info to be provided to you BEFORE you share anymore info FIRST tho. You MUST share ALL you know IN PUBLIC. Blog more online about it everywhere NOT just here. IF you can get national media attention..that will put pressure on Clark county to solve this murder/arson case sooner rather than later OR NEVER. Share MORE. DO more. I didnt know the man at all. But I know people well enough to know how most react and can predict how they may act based on their past and present actions and can tell alot about someone based on their words OR actions and what they OR others say or write about themselves or others. The devil is in the details. More YOU and others write about him the better. Be persistent and never give up. Murder cases NEVER get closed unless the perp(or someone else is blamed for it) is captured. Till then their will be plenty of eyes and ears around here on this case.
Trust me. If it was a local perp. Eventually he will talk to someone, they most always do..more than likely and someone will report him. If its not a local perp than makes it more difficult. Rest assured most average criminals are not smart but can be lucky OR not obviously. Pray. Be patient. Stay involved.
rob

Kirkland, WA

#7 Jan 24, 2014
the devil is afoot in casey
Just curious-Hunter in

Xenia, OH

#8 Jan 24, 2014
Hunter in the Wild: Did you find out anymore about this crime again Scott Collins? I still cannot find out anymore than what the initial news report. I'm getting SO aggravated. Please tell me you found out something.
Thanks
Hunter in the Wild

Chicago, IL

#9 Jan 24, 2014
Just curious-Hunter in wrote:
Hunter in the Wild: Did you find out anymore about this crime again Scott Collins? I still cannot find out anymore than what the initial news report. I'm getting SO aggravated. Please tell me you found out something.
Thanks
Information is hard to come by so far and people are being tight lipped about these murder invesigations in Clark county (Casey, Il). Please provide MORE personal details/ideas/ motives/ lifestyle YOU know about this man in public here. Any details YOU provide could help solve this case. Don't rely on others to do the leg work for you if it's this important to you. Time is of the essence obviously. 48hrs after the murder the trail tends to start to dry up. Get more involved. What happened to making some calls to the national media outlets? Did you do that yet? Lmk.

"The devil is in the details" its been said before.
It's true obviously in this case as well.
Just curious-Hunter n

Xenia, OH

#10 Jan 25, 2014
No, I haven't made any calls. I guess instead of waiting for more information I'll just go on what I got, and the only info I have is: 55 year old man was shot, so was his dog, and his house was torched. That's all I know. You think the media outlets would do anything with what I just stated? I doubt it, but hope they do. I was just really wanting more info to give them, but nonetheless I'm calling Nancy Gracy in just a minute. I've never been to Casey, so don't know who to contact there. However, I'm going to call the police department in Casey in just a min, too. If you all hear anything, anything at all, please post it. Thanks, and wish me luck!
Hunter in the Wild

Chicago, IL

#11 Jan 25, 2014
Just curious-Hunter n wrote:
No, I haven't made any calls. I guess instead of waiting for more information I'll just go on what I got, and the only info I have is: 55 year old man was shot, so was his dog, and his house was torched. That's all I know. You think the media outlets would do anything with what I just stated? I doubt it, but hope they do. I was just really wanting more info to give them, but nonetheless I'm calling Nancy Gracy in just a minute. I've never been to Casey, so don't know who to contact there. However, I'm going to call the police department in Casey in just a min, too. If you all hear anything, anything at all, please post it. Thanks, and wish me luck!
Good luck! You should mention to whoever you call in the media. Not only this murder/arson investigation of your friend, but the other 2 dead bodies and also active murder investigations (+skull and bones found) found "dumped" around Casey/Clark county..all 4 cases recently. They could be connected. Or patterns or profiles could be developed in this investigation. Call the Clark county Sheriff as well. Ask more questions in other local internet chat rooms and fourms(message boards). You can get more info from open sources(from regular people)than closed sources like law enforcement agencies..they will only give information to the public that will help the investigation because it's still considered an "on going" investigation and that could affect it in negitive ways. You can still apply political pressure to tho by you and others repeatedly calling them asking questions and demanding results. Call the State representative for that district (110th)..and ask for help as well. Be persistent! Follow up. Ask others you know to do the same. Keep talking and blogging till you get results. Keep us updated here with your calls to the local and national media and what they say. Ok?
Just Curious-Hunter

Xenia, OH

#12 Jan 26, 2014
Will so far, I haven't been able to talk to anything but an answering machine type thing. Are you from Casey? Do you have phone numbers I can call? Also, I'm not very computer savvy, so not sure where to go and blog. What type of social chat rooms are you talking about? You have web addresses? I'm not going to let up. I think the poor man's funeral is tomorrow. Tell me more about the bones and other murders in Casey. I did read about the female body they found on the side or I-70, or under a bridge, something like that. If I don't get through the media lines today, surely Monday I can talk to a live person! I can see where a person could get aggravated trying to get answers. I'll check back to see if you've posted any numbers or web addresses. I will also google social chat rooms in Casey, Il.
Thanks for listening and offering great advice to me, Hunter in the Wild
Hunter in the Wild

Chicago, IL

#13 Jan 26, 2014
Just Curious-Hunter wrote:
Will so far, I haven't been able to talk to anything but an answering machine type thing. Are you from Casey? Do you have phone numbers I can call? Also, I'm not very computer savvy, so not sure where to go and blog. What type of social chat rooms are you talking about? You have web addresses? I'm not going to let up. I think the poor man's funeral is tomorrow. Tell me more about the bones and other murders in Casey. I did read about the female body they found on the side or I-70, or under a bridge, something like that. If I don't get through the media lines today, surely Monday I can talk to a live person! I can see where a person could get aggravated trying to get answers. I'll check back to see if you've posted any numbers or web addresses. I will also google social chat rooms in Casey, Il.
Thanks for listening and offering great advice to me, Hunter in the Wild
Enter Google.com that is all you need to know and DO..and then (at the Google.com site ) Enter Clark county Sheriff Department. Illinois State Representive 110th District. Casey police department Cheif of Police Jenkins. Dead bodies dumped in Clark county Casey. Casey Clark county chat rooms forums message boards. JGTC newspaper (Mattoon Charleston local newspaper) and you can read all the articles about these murders and dumped dead bodies. Just enter those words above in the search box. Good luck. Keep it up. Don't give up. Make some calls Monday at the local and national media offices. They will be open and answer the phone with a live person hopefully. You can search Google.com for all the phone numbers for any local or national media organization or local, county or State agencies. Be persistent. Call, call and call again and have anyone you know do the same. Power is in large numbers of people getting involved and asking questions and demanding answers. Do you understand now? If not..lmk here.
tha creeper

Westville, IL

#14 Jan 26, 2014
they arrested Garret comstock and chris asbury for it.
Just Curious-Creeper

Xenia, OH

#15 Jan 26, 2014
Creeper: Two people got arrest for killing Scott Collins, a/k/a Big Iron? Is that what you're saying? I don't live in Casey, I live in Kentucky. Would you please, please give me more details. I've been trying to find information about the murder of my friend, Scott Collins, since the day after his murder and haven't been ablt to find anything about it. Who are these evil two people anyway? Do you live in Casey? Do you know anything about these two men? Thanks for posting the info.
tha creeper

Westville, IL

#16 Jan 26, 2014
I do not know Chris asbury at all, i have never met him before in my life. I do know Garret Comstock. I will be the first to tell you as a casual friend, this shocks me about him. Yes, he had his problems, as everyone does, but no, i can't believe that he would do this. however, his babys momma (who to protect her identity i will not name) told police that she dropped both of them off and picked them up at or around his address on Jefferson. I am truely deeply sorry about your friend Scott Collins.Whatever he did, he did not deserve what happened to him. i do not live in casey, i live in paris. i went to school with Garret, and it make my stomache hurt to hear he was charged with this
tha creeper

Westville, IL

#17 Jan 26, 2014
my sources are confidental, though trust me, i was mistaken for garret, what im telling you is factual
Just Curious-Creeper

Xenia, OH

#18 Jan 27, 2014
Thank you for the info. Was Garret into drugs? I mean, I never heard Scott ever talk about drugs, only women. I mean that in a kind way, too. Why on earth would they murder him? I just can't wrap my mind around this murder. Was Garret an ironworker? What kind of person do you remember Garret to be? And he has a child, and he's reuined his life, for what? It sickens me. If they did this to Scott, they need a death sentence. I'm sorry, but that's the way I feel. If you knew Scott, he would do anything for anybody, day or night. And they probably killed his dog right in front of him. I can't even take my mind there it's so awful. Is the arrest info in any newspaper, or been on the news there in Il? I've tried unsuccessfully to get info, except for the inital report. Thanks for letting me know and please post any developments.
tha creeper

Westville, IL

#19 Jan 27, 2014
As far as i knew, garrett wasint a drug user, i dont use drugs. he was a laborer, but i think unemployed at the time. i myself cannot understand it. the clark county sherriffs is keeping the investigation on a media blackout until they see a need to release it, because well, its high profile. Garrett was allways a nice guy to me, i lost contact with him over the years, but when we did chill he was calm (to his friends, i know he had his anger issues), likeable person. if you met him you wouldint believe he could do something like this. i have no idea why they would do this, (RUMORS say asbury was a piece of shit, though i cannot say as i never have met him before in my life) i do not know scott collins, but ungodly amount of my friends did. from what i gathered he was just calm peaceful guy that wanted to live his life and keep to himself. im saddened by this case, no one deserves to be killed. and yes, his dog was shot too, probably in the process of trying to save his life. The whole story will come out eventually, unforntunatly things to the infamous blue shield of silence, we common folk will just have to wait. i feel so bad for scotts kids and garrets daughter (asbury is childless) :(
Hunter in the Wild

Chicago, IL

#20 Jan 28, 2014
Thanks for sharing this open source of information here to the public. Hopefully justice is served in this case.

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