Curt Jason Cain, the victim, is the former treasurer of Collins’ political action committee. He helped her run a campaign on “responsible gun regulation to protect the community.”
Authorities found Cain’s body during a wellness check on Tuesday, Aug. 7. However, police believe he died sometime on Aug. 4. Police discovered during the investigation that his vehicle, a blue Subaru Legacy, was missing. Investigators later identified Collins as a suspect and issued warrants for her arrest.
Collins surrendered to the McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia, which Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt praised.
“Without the assistance of McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office, the Aiken County Coroner’s Office and the exceptional work of the investigators of the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, this arrest would not have been possible,” Hunt said. “We hope this will bring some closure to the family of the victim.”
Collins was running as the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Georgia’s 10th district in the 2018 congressional election, but dropped out due to unspecified personal reasons.
Collins was for gun control, saying she wanted to “(e)nsure a more careful monitoring process in gun sales from both retailers and private dealers to protect all parties involved and shield the community from the effects of firearms falling into the wrong hands.”
During an interview with Girls Really Rule, she also said: “When your friends and family are depending on you to make ethical decisions that affect their lives for many years, a member of Congress should hold her or himself to a much higher standard than the bare minimum that many GOP members are currently using as a benchmark.”