Woman charged in 2019 Van Buren Co. homicide

Southwest Michigan
An Oct. 13, 2020 booking photo of Frances Cherlynn Collins.

An Oct. 13, 2020 booking photo of Frances Cherlynn Collins.

HARTFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say a woman has been arraigned in a Van Buren County homicide.

Investigators say Frances Collins died on Feb. 6, 2019, on 63rd Street near 62nd Avenue in Hartford Township.

Deputies say after a lengthy investigation, 71-year-old Frances Cherlynn Collins was charged with felony murder related to vulnerable adult abuse.

Authorities say she was arrested on Tuesday. She was issued a $25,000 cash/surety bond.

The suspect and victim are not related to each other, according to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office.

She is scheduled for a probable cause conference at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 28.

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