Coroner releases cause of death for missing Collierville woman found Christmas Eve

MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss. — Marshall County officials released the cause of death for a missing Collierville mother that went missing last November.

Sarah Vinick was reported missing on November 5, 2019, and her body was found in Coldwater Creek in Marshall County on Christmas Eve.

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Vinick died of a drug overdose, according to the Marshall County coroner, and her death was ruled as accidental.

Her family is still begging for more answer and wants to know how her body ended up under the bridge.

According to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office the investigation is not over.

Marty Miller, the family’s private investigator, told FOX13 that she doesn’t think Sarah Vinick was by herself the night she died.

“I spoke with the family and they are completely devastated,” Miller said. “I talked to them today and her momma could talk but that was it.”

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Miller said even with the coroner’s new information it’s still unclear exactly how Sarah died.

“If it was an accidental overdose, we know she did not overdose there,” Miller said. “I can guarantee her body didn’t walk to Mississippi and jump off that bridge. There are still a lot of questions that need to be answered.”

It’s unknown how long Vinick’s body was under the bridge.

Miller said she is going to continue her own investigation as well.

“We are going to close this case... Somebody needs to be responsible for at least hiding the body and misappropriation of a corpse. Putting the family through what they had to go through because they didn’t have the grit to say. ‘Hey, it happened. We are sorry we found her like this.’ Nobody stepped up.”