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Suzanne Marie Collins

Deceased Person from United States of America

Suzanne Marie Collins (June 8, 1966 – July 12, 1985) was a Marine Lance Corporal who was raped and murdered by Sedley Alley on the morning of July 12, 1985. At the time of her murder she was stationed at Naval Air Station, Memphis in Millington, Tennessee. Collins was a student undergoing training at the base, and was scheduled to graduate from avionics training on the day of her murder. She is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Suzanne Collins was the daughter of Jack and Trudy Collins. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, Virginia. Sedley Alley, a civilian married to an enlisted member of the military, abducted Collins late in the evening of July 11, 1985 while she was jogging on the base. He transported her to nearby Orgill Park where he raped and murdered her. He left her body in the park. Two Marines jogging near where Collins was abducted heard her scream and ran toward the sound. However, as they reached the scene, they saw Alley's car leaving the area. They reported to base security and accompanied officers on a tour of the base, looking for the car. Unsuccessful, they returned to their barracks, but soon the Marines were called back to the  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1966-06-08
Nationality
United States of America

Death

Date of death
1985-07-12
Place of death
Millington
Place of burial
Arlington National Cemetery

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