Investigators in Georgia retrieved an unfired round near the location where her charred and partially nude body was found.
Detectives in Georgia collected an unfired round near the location where the nude and partially burned remains of Debbie Collier were discovered earlier this month. Officials believe the newly found unused cartridge can turn out to be a major breakthrough in solving Collier’s gruesome death, according to Fox News Digital. So far the cause of death continues to remain a mystery and there are no possible suspects in the case.
Debbie Collier murder: Unfired round found near scene of Georgia woman's unsolved slaying https://t.co/WWqxj8LTnq— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 28, 2022
The 59-year-old mom from Athens was reported missing by her family on September 10, 2022. The Habersham County Sheriff's Office released surveillance footage from the Family Dollar in Clayton, which shows Collier entering the store at 2:55 p.m. on Sept. 10 and leaving 14 minutes later. "In the video, the victim appears to be calm and not in fear of anything," a press release stated, per PEOPLE. "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."
Her body was discovered the next day on September 11 in a ravine in a forested region of Habersham County, partially naked and charred. According to the police report, Collier was still "grasping a small tree with her right hand" at the base of an embankment when her body was found. Her remains were "apparently burned with what appeared to be charring to her abdomen." They also found remnants of a fire nearby and a partially burned blue tarp, reports PEOPLE.
The case is mysterious for many reasons with the foremost one being the chilling message she sent her daughter before she was discovered dead. The Georgia woman's daughter, Amanda Bearden revealed that her mother sent her nearly $2,385 through Venmo along with a disturbing note before she was found dead. “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.” the message read, according to The New York Post. On September 21, The Habersham County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that they had not discovered any "evidence to imply or support that this occurrence was tied to a kidnapping or that this was a suicide," according to CBS 46. Currently, they have classified the death as a homicide. Her daughter is remembering her mother as "a beautiful kind giving woman." She told CBS 46 she "didn’t deserve any of this.” “My mom was my everything. Somebody took my whole world from me."
"Somebody took my whole world from me."— Zac Summers (@ZacOnTV) September 21, 2022
Ten days after authorities found Debbie Collier's clothless body & car in Habersham County, they continue to look for her killer. Tonight at 6pm, her daughter speaks to me about the disturbing message she received from her mom. @cbs46 pic.twitter.com/oG84uQUSay
Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to contact investigator Cale Garrison at 706-839-0559 or investigator George Carson at 706-839-0560.
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