Debbie Collier

Debbie Collier: Murdered Mom Was Spotted with Purse Despite Daughter’s Claims That She Left Home With ID, Debit Card Only

Questions surrounding a missing persons report emerged after slain Georgia mother Debbie Collier was spotted in a store with her purse and keys, despite the report stating she left home with only her identification and debit card.

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, as CrimeOnline previously reported.

Collier’s daughter, Amanda Bearden, 36, contacted police on September 10 after she reportedly received a Venmo payment from Collier for $2,385. A cryptic message was attached to the Venmo payment 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.”

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 video.

“Amanda also informed that her mother did not take anything with her but her driver’s license and debit card,” the Athens-Clarke County Police Department wrote in the report.

A spokesperson for the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office said in a press statement on Monday that investigators are currently reviewing additional footage from the store’s security camera, for the entire day of September 10.

“Investigators did obtain footage that shows the victim, Deborrah Collier, entering the store on September 10th at 2:55 p.m. and remaining there until 3:09 p.m. In the video, the victim appears to be calm and not in fear of anything. All video footage obtained from the store and surrounding businesses reflect that the victim was alone in the van at the time she visited the store.

“Investigators were further able to determine that the victim purchased a rain poncho, refillable torch lighter, a 2-roll pack of paper towels, a 7.5×9.5 OBD Tarp, and a reusable tote bag. This was confirmed by obtaining a copy of the store receipt and a copy of the video footage from the store security cameras.”

“This information allows investigators to narrow the time of death to a window beginning at 3:09 p.m. on Saturday, September 10 to the discovery of the body on Sunday, September 11 at 12:44 p.m.”

On September 11, police tracked a rental vehicle Collier was using to a wooded area 60 miles away from the family’s Athens home.

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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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