Two charged with murder of Toney teenager

Two men, ages 56 and 19, are charged with killing Rose Ellen Jones in August.

Posted: Jan. 12, 2018 12:06 PM

Two people have been charged with murdering a 17-year-old girl whose body was found in the Tennessee River in August.

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Eugene Defrederick Collyear, 56, and Chandler Demetrius Herring, 19, were arrested Thursday and charged with murder. Both men are being held on $100,000 bonds in the Madison County Jail.

Collyear and Herring are accused of killing Rose Ellen Jones of Toney. Jones was last heard from when she texted her mother Aug. 6 and told her she was on her way home from a store. Her body was found in the river near Ditto Landing on Aug. 16.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office did not give any other details on the case.

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