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18 year mystery of who killed a Maryland Corrections Officer may have been solved

Posted at 6:38 PM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 19:36:30-04

VIENNA, Md. (WMAR) — The 18-year mystery of who killed a corrections officer driving home from work in Dorchester County may have been solved.

On Thursday, Maryland State Police announced the arrest of 46-year-old John Michael Ingersoll for the murder of Gregory Guy Collins, who was 31 at the time he was killed.

It was June 4, 2001 around 4 p.m. when Collins was reported missing after he didn't come home after work.

Later, just east of Route 331 on Indiantown Road, a State Trooper noticed a Toyota pickup truck off the side of the road, and found Collins unresponsive inside.

Collins reportedly just got off work at the Eastern Correctional Institution in Princess Anne, and was driving home when he was shot and killed.

Almost two decades later, evidence led authorities to Ingersoll.

He was taken into custody Thursday around 11 a.m. at 9544 Black Dog Alley in Easton.

Currently Ingersoll is being held at the Dorchester County Detention Center on several charges including first and second degree murder.