View Full Version : GUILTY VT - Ligia 'Gia' Collins, 26, Burlington, 5 July 2004
07-10-2004, 05:50 AM
Burlington Police are seeking the public's help in locating 26-year-old Ligia Rae Collins, who disappeared July 5. Her disappearance is being treated as suspicious.
Collins was last seen by her live-in boyfriend around midnight July 4, according to Detective Cpl. Shawn Burke.
Police were told Collins was headed to a male friend's residence in Burlington. She never arrived. Burke said her boyfriend reported her missing about 9 p.m. on Monday.
08-14-2004, 12:52 AM
saw this today...appears her friend was lying to LE...here is the link
10-21-2007, 10:12 PM
August 11, 2004
Police now say that Ligia "Gia" Collins, a Burlington mother, was murdered by her friend during a drug deal.
Investigators said Ellen Ducharme, who was Collins' friend, beat her to death with a baseball bat last month. They say Ducharme's boyfriend -- Moses Robar -- dumped Collins' body in rural Vermont where police discovered it almost two weeks ago.
more at link
07-01-2015, 01:04 PM
From March 2006:
On July 4, 2004, around midnight, Ligia Collins, Gia to her friends, disappeared from her Burlington apartment. Ramon Ryans, according to several press reports at the time, was still living with Collins and was the person who first reported her missing. Burlington police immediately launched an investigation into Collins’ disappearance.
On July 12, they attempted to apprehend a 52-year old man named Moses Robar who, while being pursued in his vehicle by officers, pulled over and shot himself in the head. Two days later, Robar died in the hospital and Ligia Collins was found murdered in the Green Mountain National Forest in Lincoln Gap, Vt.
From December 2006:
Ellen Ducharme sat expressionless during her sentencing this afternoon. She pled guilty to the second degree murder of Ligia Collins in 2004, and had asked the judge for a lenient sentence because of her troubled childhood and her drug and alcohol addiction. But the judge didn't buy it, and gave Ducharme the stiffest sentence he could.
"I think for the protection of the community I have to impose the lengthiest sentence I can from the plea agreement. That's the bottom line. So the sentence of the court is a minimum of no less than 25 years and a maximum of life," said Judge Michael Kupersmith.
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