Homicide Investigation in Coal County

6-11-06 – The Coal County Sheriff discovered the body of a 50-year-old Connie Sue NcNeil inside her Cottonwood home Sunday afternoon. The Sheriff says, shortly before the discovery at four in the afternoon, a man walked into the Sheriff’s Office and confessed to a murder.

According to the OSBI, 51-year-old Lyle Quinton Brown of Coal County, is in custody on a first degree murder complaint. The OSBI has been called in to assist in the investigation.

According to the Sheriff, there were signs of forced entry at the victim’s home. The victim’s body will be sent to the Medical Examiner for a ruling on the cause of death. The OSBI says the victim sustained gunshot wounds.