Transgender Woman Brutally Kills Parents in Home

Utah, Washington County — A woman was arrested on Wednesday after allegedly shooting and killing her parents inside their home in Washington, Utah. The suspect, Collin Troy Bailey, 28, who is currently transitioning to a woman and goes by Mia Bailey, is facing charges of aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder, shooting a gun, and aggravated burglary.

According to a police booking affidavit, Bailey showed no remorse for her actions, stating that she hated her parents and would do it again. She admitted to intentionally going to their residence with the intent to kill them.

Neighbors reported a history of “volatility and bad vibes” within the family, and multiple family members expressed fear of Mia Bailey. The night of the incident, several family members sought alternative lodging to ensure their safety.

The shooting was reported around 7 p.m. on Tuesday when Bailey’s brother called emergency dispatchers to report shots fired. Police discovered the bodies of Joseph and Gail Bailey inside the home, with shell casings found on the first floor near the stairs and front room area.

Bailey’s security camera captured her arrival at her parents’ home in her vehicle. After her arrest, she provided gruesome details about the killings, including shooting her mother almost immediately upon entering the house. Bailey then shot her father in the head when he walked towards her after hearing gunshots. She later returned to both bodies to ensure their deaths by shooting them in the head again.

Following the murders, Bailey fired a shot into the bedroom door where her brother had locked himself inside. Fortunately, he was unharmed.

Law enforcement agencies launched an overnight manhunt for Bailey, resulting in a shelter-in-place alert for parts of St. George. After several sightings, she was eventually located in an open field near the new St. George temple and surrendered without further incident.

Bailey boasted to police about her ability to evade capture by jumping fences, hiding in bushes, and sleeping in a park bathroom. The motive behind the murders is currently unknown.

Authorities lifted the shelter-in-place order at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, and residents in the area were able to resume their normal activities.

The investigation is ongoing, and Collin Troy Bailey, now known as Mia Bailey, remains in custody.