Collins didn't last very long. Ten pellets from a 12-gauge shotgun had entered at the shoulder, and ranged down through his body. There was a coroner's inquest, and testimony given, but no arrests for the crime, and no suspects named.
Collins was a well-known, and popular man in Santa Rosa County. His road construction business was busy building roads in Northwest Florida, South Alabama, and in South Carolina. His home on Berryhill was packed with business men from all over paying their respects. He was laid to rest in the Milton Cemetery. The murders of Aubrey Gainer, and S.G. Collins, were never to be solved to anyone's satisfaction. Through the efforts of Collins' older brother, Long John Collins, there eventually was an arrest, and trial in 1934. That will be covered next time.