A former Georgia congressional candidate has been charged with murder in the killing of a former campaign worker, according to reports.
Kellie Lynn Collins, 30, had launched a bid as a Democratic candidate to represent the 10th Congressional District in the 2018 election, but dropped out of the race for personal reasons.
Collins was arrested on Wednesday for the killing of 41-year-old Curt Jason Cain, the Aiken Standard reported.
Law enforcement performing a wellness check on Tuesday found Cain shot dead in his home, officials said. He is believed to have died on Saturday from blood loss, the Aiken County Coroner determined.
Cain served as campaign treasurer for Collins, who had raised about $5,500 before suspending her campaign, data released from the Federal Election Commission showed.
Collins, who was identified as a suspect in Cain’s death, turned herself into the McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office, where she will be held pending extradition proceedings, officials said.
A possible motive for the killing has not been released. The investigation is ongoing, authorities said.
Cain had worked for nearly 14 years for Swiss Krono, a flooring producer and distributor, and was nearing the completion of his MBA at USC Aiken.
“Curt was a member of the third on-campus MBA cohort and was on the verge of completing the program next week," Chancellor Dr. Sandra Jordan told the Standard. "According to School of Business faculty, Curt was one of the top students in his class and had a promising future ahead of him."