Delphos man held on $1 million bail for murder
Saturday, August 16, 2014 12:01 AM
A clear path is made through the cornfield on Jones Road where the body of 42-year-old Gerri Coller was found Thursday after her estranged husband Patrick Coller, 43, led officers to the location. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)
LIMA — Bond was set at $1 million in Lima Municipal Court Friday morning for the Delphos man who is accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife in a cornfield off Jones Road, east of Delphos.
Patrick Coller, 43, faces a murder charge with a weapons specification in the death of 42-year-old Gerri Coller.
According to Delphos Police reports, Patrick Coller went to the Delphos Police Department Thursday evening and allegedly confessed to killing his wife in the cornfield earlier in the day. Officers took him into custody and then he went with officers to locate her body. He was reportedly very calm throughout his contact with officers.
Allen County Sheriff’s Detectives are handling the investigation. They reported Friday the weapon believed to have been used by Coller to kill his wife was recovered. According to a press release, the barrel of the gun was sawed off and an attempt had been made to remove the serial number. The release went on to say that although no report had been filed, it is believed the shotgun was stolen earlier by Coller.
Sheriff detectives are continuing the investigation.