October 19, 2020

Two men charged with murdering Alabama teen found in river in 2017

Two men have been indicted on murder charges in the death of an Alabama teenager whose body was found in the Tennessee River more than two years ago.

WHNT-TV reported that Eugene Defredrick Collyear, 56, and Chandler Demetrius Herring, 19, were charged in the death of 17-year-old Rose Ellen Jones.

Jones’ body was found in the river in August 2017 more than a week after she was reported missing.

Authorities arrested Collyear and Herring in early 2018. Collyear remains in the Madison County Jail on a $52,500 bond, while court records show Herring was released on bond.

An arraignment hearing where the men could enter a plea is set for March 18.