Slain office manager Debbie Collier’s daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend say they’re now sleeping with all of their door locked after the Georgia mother’s untimely death.
According to Fox News Digital, Andrew Giegerich, who lives with Collier’s 36-year-old daughter, Amanda Bearden, said Tuesday morning they are “a little scared” themselves after Collier, 59, was found dead, charred, and half-naked earlier this month in a rural ravine.
“We sleep with stuff in front of our front door and our back door, because we didn’t have anything to do with this,” Giegerich said. “We’re a little scared ourselves.”
We had nothing to do with this, so we’re just trying to protect ourselves at this point.”
Giegerich added that
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Bearden contacted police on September 10 after she reportedly received a Venmo payment from Collier for $2,385. A cryptic message attached to the Venmo payment 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.”
Police said at around 3:15 p.m. on September 10, the Venmo payment was sent to Bearden.
Bearden, who reportedly waited several hours before contacting police, said Collier left everything at home aside from her ID and debit card, which contradicts what’s seen on security footage at a Family Dollar store, the last known sighting of Collier.
According to a security video released Monday, Collier walked into a Clayton, Georgia, Family Dollar store on September 10 at around 2:55 p.m. She was seen carrying a large black purse and vehicle keys while wearing a UGA football jersey.
Police say she was seen on security footage buying, in part, a lighter, a tarp, and a bag.
On September 11, 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.
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, according to People.
So far, no arrests have been made and no one has been named a suspect in the killing.
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[Featured image: Debbie Collier/Facebook]