The boyfriend of murdered Georgia mom Debbie Collier’s daughter reportedly sent her a chilling note last year, after a reported domestic dispute.
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.”
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.
The New York Post reports that an additional note has been uncovered, reportedly sent in 2021 by Bearden’s boyfriend, former MMA fighter, Andrew Giegerich. The handwritten note was left for Collier after a May 2021 incident in which Bearden and Collier had a domestic dispute that ended with police involved and both parties arrested.
“If you or your family ever come near me again I will hurt them,” Giegerich allegedly wrote.
According to Athens-Clarke County Superior Court documents, Bearden reportedly told police that Giegerich intruded into her home uninvited, then robbed her, and physically attacked her.
Bearden was ultimately arrested for making a false report after police learned that Giegerich lived in the home with her. She was also charged with making a false robbery report. Giegerich was arrested for battery and related charges.
“Giegerich and Bearden have a family violence relationship,” an incident report read.
Bearden was arrested in 2008 for obstruction of an officer, then again in 2012, for battery, simple battery, trespassing, and disorderly conduct.
For his role in the 2021 incident, Giegerich spent time in jail and was ordered to undergo domestic violence classes.
“Andrew Giegerich did intentionally cause visible bodily harm to Amanda Bearden, to wit: she had visible bruising to the right arm and shoulder,” a May 2021 arrest warrant read.
Prior to writing the threatening note, Giegerich also allegedly wrote a note to Bearden. Police noted that Bearden showed them the letter, which was reportedly left in the living room of Steve Collier’s home (Bearden’s stepfather), where both Bearden and Giegerich lived.
“Have a nice life you lying ass b—h. Don’t ever contact me again!!!” the note read.
Steve Collier reportedly told police at the time that, “the violence between Bearden and the boyfriend was pretty constant over the entire time they have dated, spanning a couple of years.”
Although the pair was ordered to stay away from each, it appears as if they are still together and were living together when Debbie disappeared. The couple said they had just moved back from Maryland a few days before Debbie disappeared.
No one, so far, has been named a suspect in the case by police and there have been no arrests.
“At this time, there is no evidence to suggest or support that this incident was related to a kidnapping,” the Habersham County police said in a statement this week.
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]