CrimeOnline’s Nancy Grace says slain Georgia mother Debbie Collier like did not send a cryptic message to her daughter shortly before Collier’s death.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, 59-year-old Collier was found dead on September 10 after she allegedly sent her daughter, Amanda Bearden, $2,385 using Venmo. Collier reportedly included a message that read, “They are not going to let me go love you there is a key to the house in the blue flower pot by the door.”
“She sent that bizarre text to her daughter, saying, ‘they’re not going to let me go’ and ‘the key to the house is under the flower pot,” Grace told Fox News Digital. “And if she was found without her cellphone, then, from where did she send that text – the very bizarre text?
“And she thought then to loan her daughter $2,385 with her dying movements and breaths? None of that fits.”
Investigators determined that Collier left her house with only her driver’s license and a debit card. Last Sunday, police tracked a rental vehicle Collier was using to a wooded area 60 miles away from the family’s Athens home.
Police scoured the vicinity of the vehicle and found her body and a burned blue tarp in a nearby ravine. She was naked, charred, and deceased, police said. Although the case is being treated as a homicide, it’s unclear how Collier died.
“I want to find out who bought that blue tarp. It’s perfect for fingerprints,” Grace added.
Police wrote in an incident report that Collier was lying on her back while her right hand was “grasping a small tree.” She was nude and charred on her abdomen.
The sheriff’s office said Wednesday that they’ve investigated “at locations tied to the victim,” and interviewed those closest to her.
Bearden told CBS 46 that her mother was her “everything” and she couldn’t imagine who would have killed her.
“Somebody took my whole world from me,” she said. “She was a beautiful, kind, giving woman — and she didn’t deserve any of this…I want justice for my mom.”
To report information about the case, call the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office at 706-839-0500.
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[Featured image: Debbie Collier/Facebook]