GRANT, Ala. (WAFF) - A man from New Hope is now facing murder charges after a dead body was found following a house and vehicle fire in Grant.
This all started on Jan. 26, around 5:10 p.m. on Simpson Point Road. Firefighters were called to deal with a house fire then were dispatched to a vehicle fire on Holcomb Ridge Road. Inside that vehicle, investigators found the body of a New Hope man named Brandon Young. The body was sent for an autopsy, which turned up signs of blunt force trauma.
After more investigation, Marshall County Deputies arrested 26-year-old Corey Lee Collier and charged him with murder. He’s being held on $200,000 bond.
There’s no word at this time what led up to the killing.