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Jessica Brown
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 8/17/06                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


OSBI Helps Investigate McCurtain Co. Murder

The McCurtain County Sheriff’s Office requested OSBI assistance in a homicide that occurred early Tuesday morning 7-to-8 miles north of Valliant near Pine Lake.  The body of Kendel Dewayne Taylor of Wright City was found near the Pine Creek Dam.  The 34-year-old man had been shot to death.  The medical examiner’s office will determine the caliber of weapon used.

Through investigative means, OSBI agents and McCurtain County Sheriff’s Deputies identified Jamie Wayne Collvins as a suspect.  Collvins was arrested at a friend’s home near his own home in Valliant at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday on a first-degree murder complaint.  Collvins, 32 years old, was booked into the McCurtain County jail.   Charges are pending.

The OSBI and the sheriff’s office continue to investigate this crime between the two long-time acquaintances.  No motive has been established.