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At the Battle of Hogwarts, this character was killed:

Then Neville nearly walked into him. He was only half of a pair that was carrying a body in from the grounds. Harry glanced down and felt another dull blow to his stomach: Colin Creevey, though underage, must have sneaked back just as Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle had done. He was tiny in death.

But we don't know where or when he died, or how. Is there any evidence as to who killed him?

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    You poor soul. It was a war. Not every life lost in a war has a heroic story behind it. Some deaths are just lost meaninglessly. – b_jonas Sep 4 '16 at 19:12
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    It was JKR, the heartless witch. – Valorum Sep 4 '16 at 19:17
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    @b_jonas I don't care about a heroic story, I just want to know who killed him. Is that too much to ask? – CHEESE Sep 4 '16 at 19:21
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    Could've been anyone, except poor Voldy: " Haven't you noticed how none of the spells you put on them are binding? You can't torture them. You can't touch them. You don't learn from your mistakes, Riddle, do you?” – user68762 Sep 4 '16 at 20:52
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    @CHEESE - It's not too much to ask, but it is, alas, too much to answer. – Valorum Sep 4 '16 at 21:02
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We don't know. The specific circumstances of his death aren't detailed in the books, films or any other media. All we know is that he died during the Battle of Hogwarts, likely as a result of Death Eater enemy action.

They moved Voldemort’s body and laid it in a chamber off the Hall, away from the bodies of Fred, Tonks, Lupin, Colin Creevey and fifty others who had died fighting him

There's also the possibility that he died due to friendly fire (a distinct possibility), a battlefield accident or an unrelated health condition but from a narrative perspective those seem quite unlikely.

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    Harry had the strongest motivation to silence the Creevey brothers forever in the books. Just saying. .. – user68762 Sep 4 '16 at 20:59
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    @Neeshka - Harry strikes me as the sort of person who sincerely hates the paparazzi. – Valorum Sep 4 '16 at 21:01
  • It's a good answer, but hard to accept. If something more conclusive pops up, I'll choose it, until then, you have my favor. – CHEESE Sep 4 '16 at 23:40
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I am not saying this answer is accurate in any way. It seems to have no substantial quotes as to where the info came from, but taken from:

https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Muggles%27_Guide_to_Harry_Potter/Characters/Colin_Creevey

Colin, seen in the Great Hall, is told to evacuate the school with the other underage wizards, but apparently somehow makes his way back to the school. He is killed by Death Eaters in the final Battle of Hogwarts; in the quiet time after Harry has seen Snape killed, Harry sees Oliver Wood and Neville Longbottom bringing Colin's body in from the grounds.

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    This all seems correct, but does it say who killed him? – Adamant Sep 5 '16 at 8:39
  • short of saying "death eaters" no. Note the quote does say "He is killed by Death Eaters in the final Battle of Hogwarts". I think thats as close to who as we get. – Bruce Sep 5 '16 at 8:40
  • The reason I specifically believe what I shared is noteworthy is whereas it may not specifically name a name, it does imply the previous answer couldn't be correct, specifically "There's also the possibility that he died due to friendly fire (a distinct possibility), a battlefield accident or an unrelated health condition but from a narrative perspective those seem quite unlikely.". If it was by death eaters, all those possibilities are out the window – Bruce Sep 5 '16 at 8:46
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    @Bruce Sure, but there's absolutely nothing to back up the claim that it was Death Eaters. It's the most likely answer, but there's no evidence to prove it, so there's still a possibility that one of Valorum's suggestions or something else entirely (e.g. a giant or some other magical creature on Voldemort's side) was the cause of his death. – Anthony Grist Sep 5 '16 at 8:55
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    There's no indication that this fan-written entry is accurate. It adds to canon (stating that he definitively died of death-eater action) without confirming where that info came from. – Valorum Sep 5 '16 at 11:29

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