Police: Missing woman was killed, daughter's boyfriend charged

- The Palmetto Police Department said a missing woman is believed to be dead, and her daughter's boyfriend has been charged with murder.

Investigators said 47-year-old Tricia Freeman was last heard from on Tuesday afternoon. Her vehicle was found abandoned at a park in Ashland, Kentucky on Friday.

Freeman's daughter, 21-year-old Kayla Colyer, and her boyfriend, 26-year-old Roy Nichols Jr., were initially charged with stealing Freeman's vehicle.

On Sunday, the Palmetto Police Chief announced that Nichols has been charged with murder after he admitted to killing Freeman during an argument. Colyer is being charged with accessory to murder after the fact.

The couple told investigators they left Freeman's body at a location in Florida. Detectives have since been searching that area, which wasn't disclosed.

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Police: Missing woman was killed, daughter's boyfriend charged
  • Polk rejects plan to light road where teen was killed
  • Construction begins for USF Health facilities in downtown Tampa
  • Florida schools can cut back year by 2 days due to storm
  • Train hits homeless man on railroad tracks in Lakeland
  • Shelter opened for Withlacoochee River evacuees
  • Puerto Ricans on the mainland watch, wait after Maria devastates U.S. territory
  • Citrus industry looks for aid after Irma
  • Out-of-town linemen receive send-off in Lakeland
  • Operation Blue Roof expands in Tampa Bay