Volusia County deputies investigate suspicious death

Body of 47-year-old man found with trauma signs, deputies say


ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – Volusia County deputies are investigating a suspicious death of a 47-year-old man whose body was found inside of a home Wednesday morning.

John Collins was found dead on the kitchen floor inside his home on Sunny Palm Drive with obvious signs of trauma to his body, deputies said.

According to the report, Collins' body was found by a woman who lives at the home and had previously been in an on-again, off-again relationship with Collins. The woman, who was with a family friend, told deputies she left the home Tuesday night and when she returned at 7:45 a.m. she found Collins' body.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Thursday morning.

No other information has been released.