Possible Homicide: Body Found Submerged In Murder Creek

July 27, 2012

Escambia County, Alabama, authorities are investigating a possible homicide after a body was found overnight in Murder Creek.

About 10 p.m. Thursday, 50-year old Ina Jackson of Brewton was reported missing. After a search utilizing a K-9 team from Fountain Prison, her body was found submerged in Murder Creek off Kirkland Road near Brewton.

“We are treating this as a homicide at this time,” said Mike Lambert, chief deputy of the Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Office.  He said the cause of death is not known and will be determined by an autopsy.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Department at (251) 809-0741.

Pictured top: Murder Creek near Brewton where a possible homicide victim was found. Photo by Amber Southard, WEAR for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


19 Responses to “Possible Homicide: Body Found Submerged In Murder Creek”

  1. NIGHTWATCHMAN on July 30th, 2012 10:57 pm

    I was not jumpimg on David ,im just very disapointed with the investigations that follow behind these deaths,its like most folks in Brewton could prob. tell you the same story i have,maybe they dont know much but i can sure tell you that it wouldnt take but a few days of questions and we would see an arrest.Theres more to this one than you think,do a lil research you could agree,scared not one bite but just because some folks have a high clas brother or a lawyer for a uncle these things should not get swept under the rug,Remember Ina was a living sole so we owe it to her to follow up and if there is a bad worm in the fruit that the investigators get it out,like i said im aware of who it might be behind this so thats why im a lil harsh to act like this,then again maybe they get a sealed case on the worm this time and his concinous makes him tell alote more of his unsolved crime spree.

  2. 429SCJ on July 29th, 2012 8:37 pm

    That sure looks shallow, you would think they would have used the 100ft + deep lime sinks on Escambia River, above Parker’s Island.

  3. Me on July 29th, 2012 10:27 am

    I wonder how long it will take them to release the autopsy report so they will find out it this was just an accident or result of a crime so the family can get closure? But according to the article this is still being investigated and looked at as a homicide but only the autopsy will determine which way the investgation will lean towards. I dont think its fair for ya’ll to jump all over David for his comment. No he may not be familiar with an unsolved murders in Brewton because he is not from there! But this could have very well been an accident but until the police release more information we wont know. Im so sorry for the familys loss. My husband knew the family well. May God comfort them during this time.

  4. Nightwatchman on July 28th, 2012 8:46 pm

    David H. Green,I believe you might not be familiar with some these Brewton unsolved crimes ,again if you were around back when Scotty King was found in the water you would know that man didnt get put in that water by himself,i believe the whole town can agree with that and an investigator on the case personally told me across a table that investigators believed he drove his own car in that water and commited suicide,the whole town though that was a joke.Just saying i bet in a few days your attitude will be different on this case also,we need the best that Grover Smith has on this case,or Grover personally and then it will get solved.Again RIP Ina.

  5. Miss Becky on July 28th, 2012 1:07 pm

    I met this woman a few years ago. So sorry to hear about this. My prayers are with the family as they deal with their loss.

  6. Angi B. on July 28th, 2012 11:22 am

    I am so sorry for this families loss, thoughts and prayer are sent your way…

  7. David Huie Green on July 28th, 2012 11:08 am

    “nobody arrested for his body in the water, the way I feel is these are someone’s loved ones and they need closure to these things”

    It would be bad to arrest and charge someone with a crime when you didn’t know a crime had been committed just to give someone else “closure”.

    It would be bad to charge someone with a crime when you didn’t have enough evidence to convince a jury. After all, if you don’t have enough evidence, maybe they didn’t do it. It is unjust to “just punish someone”. Go for the guilty if they exist, not simply someone.

    Even if they did do it, no decent jury is going to convict on “maybe he’s guilty”. That means the person charged would be acquitted and could never be retried even if proof of guilt surfaced later.

    David speaking in general,
    not regarding this case
    wishing consolation to the bereaved

  8. Nightwatchman on July 28th, 2012 10:52 am

    I think a few times here in Brewton that people have been found in the water and investigations were not done rite,for example look @ Scotty King 11 years ago still nobody arrested for his body in the water,the way i fill is these are someone loved ones and they need closure to these thing,just thinking im standind next to the person in grocery line that might have done this makes me lil edge ,but im very sorry for the family of Ina,may God be with you.

  9. Candy on July 27th, 2012 8:23 pm

    I am sorry for this loss. It is hard enough to loose someone and to have to deal with it like this I just can not even think of anywords that would be right I hope the fam and friends find the answers they need to this to find closure they will need.

  10. sonya on July 27th, 2012 6:31 pm

    R.I.P. Ina Coleman. She will be greatly missed!

  11. well on July 27th, 2012 4:26 pm


    I’m sure we are all sorry for the familys loss and if it is a homicide we want to see justice done.

  12. Erica weaver on July 27th, 2012 3:47 pm

    Yes its a touchy subject if its who they say it is she was like family to me iv knwn her for years and the creek she was found in is where i use to play in so no its not jus about the creek it touhes home

  13. JMY on July 27th, 2012 1:07 pm

    Did it occur to you people that this is not really something that should be a topic of debate? That this woman had family members (myself included) who look at this story as more than the name of a damn creek?

  14. Common on July 27th, 2012 11:13 am

    @ Concerned Viewer, Do you really have not an Idea what JH was meaning when they replied “Seems Fitting” on the topic of the possible homicide at “Murder Creek” ??

    And, if you still haven’t caught on, NO JH did not mean it seemed fitting she was found dead in a creek, it seems fitting due to the name being MURDER CREEK! Haha, Sorry, not trying to be snobby, but c’mon now, just common sense.

  15. Susie Boutwell on July 27th, 2012 11:04 am

    Its called Murder Creek because of the wars that happened around it, the location for the wars would be Ft. Crawford and some like that, look it up.

  16. David Huie Green on July 27th, 2012 11:00 am

    I was in the creek there Tuesday

  17. CONCERNED VIEWER on July 27th, 2012 9:50 am

    @JH… What exactley is that suppose to mean. Please explain, so others won’t think you’re being rude. Seems fitting that she was found dead in a creek or seems fitting that they are treating it a homicide?????

  18. PSU1Earl on July 27th, 2012 9:44 am

    Murder Creek… really?

  19. JH on July 27th, 2012 9:01 am

    Seems fitting….

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