Members of the family of murdered Georgia mother Debbie Collier have had their telephones “confiscated” through police and really feel like they’re being “checked out as suspects,” her daughter’s boyfriend instructed The Submit Thursday.
Collier, 59, of Athens, was once discovered bare and partly burned in a ravine on 9/11, the day after her daughter, Amanda Bearden, mentioned she stressed her $2,385 in conjunction with a chilling observe.
“They aren’t going to let me pass, love you there’s a key to the home within the blue flower pot through the door.” the message learn.
Talking out of doors an Athens house he stocks with Bearden, the boyfriend mentioned the circle of relatives has been given scant main points through Habersham County Sheriff’s Place of job investigators.
“They haven’t truly instructed us not anything,” he mentioned, inquiring for that his identify now not be used.
“They’ve interrogated all people. The people who find themselves closest to her are roughly checked out as suspects presently.”
He mentioned police officers had been in ownership of Bearden’s telephone, in conjunction with his personal.
“It’s bizarre,” he mentioned. “I believe like [the Sheriff’s Department] will have some leads however they received’t let us know the rest.”
Bearden’s beau mentioned the couple moved to Athens from Maryland simply two days prior to Collier vanished in a apartment automobile together with her motive force’s license and debit card on September 10.
Her personal car was once being repaired after an coincidence.
“We got here again Thursday,” he mentioned. “Her mom introduced us lunch Friday after which Saturday is when she went lacking.”
Collier, a realtor, lived at her house together with her husband, Steven Collier. He instructed police officers he remaining encountered his spouse at 9 p.m. the night time prior to her disappearance and didn’t see her depart the next morning as a result of they sleep in separate beds because of his noisily snoring.
A neighbor instructed The Submit Wednesday that she heard a “commotion” coming from Collier’s house the night time prior to she vanished and the circle of relatives steadily engaged in “screaming and preventing.”
Collier’s killer it sounds as if tried to burn her corpse about 100 yards off the facet of the freeway the place her automobile was once present in rural Athens, more or less 60 miles from her house.
A Submit reporter toured the crime scene Thursday, the place discarded items of yellow police tape and blue gloves shaped a path to the bottom of an uprooted tree the place Collier’s frame was once discovered.
Charred roots, burned paper towels and melted blue plastic from a tarp have been additionally nonetheless visual.
Police reported discovering the stays of a blaze close to Collier’s nude frame, and that she was once discovered gripping the bottom of a small tree together with her proper hand.
Her stomach, they mentioned, confirmed indicators of charring.
Police officers additionally discovered a crimson tote bag anear Collier’s corpse.
Bearden, who become hysterical as she watched her mom’s stays being carried up the ravine, instructed police that her mom had no historical past of psychological sickness or suicidal ideas.
She additionally instructed investigators that Collier had a foul again and may just now not have wandered into the wooded house the place she was once found out.
In an interview with CBS 46 Bearden mentioned “my mother was once my the whole lot.”
“Any individual took my entire international from me,” she mentioned. “She was once a lovely, sort, giving lady — and he or she didn’t deserve any of this…I would like justice for my mother”.
The Habersham County Sheriff’s Place of job has dominated the surprising demise a murder however have equipped few additional main points up to now.
A commentary from the Sheriff on on September 21 mentioned: “Right now there is not any proof to signify or beef up that this incident was once associated with a kidnapping or that this was once a suicide.”
“We don’t have any clue what’s occurring,” Bearden’s boyfriend mentioned Thursday. “We’ve just about simply been sitting at house observing motion pictures.”