The murdered Georgia mother discovered useless and bare in a ravine could have been concerned in “screaming and combating” at her residence the night time earlier than she went lacking, in accordance with a neighbor.
Debbie Collier, 59, was found by authorities Sept. 11 with burn marks on her stomach a day after her daughter and husband had reported her lacking.
“There was commotion on the home,” a neighbor instructed The Put up of the Saturday night time earlier than Debbie disappeared, noting she often heard shouting from Collier’s residence atop a small, wooded hill.
The neighbor added: “Any individual comes as much as go to on the weekends [and] within the evenings, and there’s loud screaming and combating,” saying the customer was a youthful girl.
The sufferer’s husband, Steve Collier, instructed investigators he final noticed his spouse at 9 p.m. Saturday and her automobile was nonetheless within the driveway when he left for work the next morning.
He instructed investigators he slept individually from his spouse as a result of he snored and that he didn’t see her earlier than she went lacking, in accordance with the Each day Mail. When approached by The Put up, Steve declined to talk.
On Sept. 10, Collier wired her daughter, Amanda Bearden, $2,385 and included a chilling be aware that stated: “They aren’t going to let me go, love you there’s a key to the home within the blue flower pot by the door.”
Police have declared her loss of life a murder, and say they’ve executed search warrants and interviewed related folks, however are staying tight-lipped on additional particulars.
No suspects have been named within the case and the household have declined to talk publicly.
One pal of Collier’s declined to remark after answering the door of her residence, however cryptically stated: “There’s a cause we’re retaining quiet.”
One other neighbor in Athens, Ricky, stated Debbie and her husband had been reclusive individuals who didn’t mingle with others on the road.
“After we would get collectively out right here on the block for a cookout, they by no means participated,” he stated, saying many locals didn’t even know their names. “They didn’t come to no get-togethers.”
“So far as I can inform they’ve lived right here a great short time,” he stated, noting he’s been on the identical block for many years.
After Collier’s physique was found, their quiet round highway on the sting of Athens was flooded with police automobiles, neighbors stated, althought in addition they famous they haven’t been interviewed or contacted by the police.
“I don’t perceive what’s taking so lengthy,” Ricky stated in regards to the investigation, which is being carried out partially by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. “They’re sluggish out right here.”