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Meigan Lin Collier

Age 14

Columbia, Tennessee

Should have been a fresh start

She lived in an immaculate home in which her mother homeschooled her, her brother and two sisters. The neighbors described the family as “exceedingly private.”

She had only lived in the home for three years, for her mom had relocated her and her three other adopted siblings in the aftermath of her separation from her husband.

Meigan Lin Collier, 14, was killed by her mother on Oct. 15, 2018 in Columbia, Tennessee. Meigan’s mother fatally shot her and her three siblings, before taking her own life in their home on Carters Creek Pike.

By Auhjanae McGee · Age 17
Meet the Reporters

More than 300 siblings

Yaleah Hall

Sister, daughter, dancer, since day one

Elisha Amon Cole

Dreaming big, working on his portfolio

Lia Lin Collier

A light, “unrelenting joy” extinguished

Peyton Nicole Hurt

Still helping others, even in death

Ryan Amadeo Dela Cruz

Gone, two weeks shy of graduation

Rashaad Izil Wisher

One brother buried. Then another one.

Izabella Marie Helem

Brother shoots his sister by accident

Raydale Hill

Can no longer create his music

Jaquincy Jawan Ross

Wanted to buy her a scooter

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Elijah Foster

Dope Boy Gang. One less member.

Kameron Johnson

He dreamed of college and cars

Jeremiah Ascencio

Last moments spent cradling his brother

Shondricka J'Nay Adams

Celebrating one night, gone the next

Ty'Dre Shyheim Hailey

She didn’t know it was real

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Rashiya Melton

Joins brother, leaves behind her twin

Caydence Nicole Painter

Reading, dancing, playing. Siblings shot together.

Jovontia Antonio Jones

A runner grieved by seven siblings