The Georgia mother who was discovered useless in a ravine the day after sending a determined textual content to her daughter was found nude and with extreme burn marks on her physique, in accordance with a police incident report.
Debbie Collier, 59, was situated roughly 60 miles from her dwelling after wiring $2,385 to her daughter, Amanda Bearden, together with a chilling word on September 10.
“They don’t seem to be going to let me go, love you there’s a key to the home within the blue flower pot by the door,” she wrote.
Collier, who lived along with her husband and daughter, left her dwelling in a rented SUV as a result of her automotive was being repaired, taking solely her bank card and driver’s license along with her.
Police have been capable of monitor the automobile’s satellite tv for pc radio sign to US441 close to Victory Dwelling Lane and deputies noticed the automotive parked in a turnout close to a defunct logging highway, in accordance with the incident report.
An investigator then “noticed a nude feminine laying on her again, greedy a small tree along with her proper hand,” roughly 30 ft from the highway, in accordance with the Habersham County Sheriff’s Workplace.
The doc additionally famous “charring to her stomach” and the stays of a burned tarp close by — together with a pink tote bag.
The report said that Bearden — who grew “hysterical” on the crime scene — advised investigators that her mom had no psychological well being points or “suicidal tendencies.”
The grieving daughter additionally advised cops her mom had a foul again and wouldn’t have voluntarily ventured into the wooded space the place she was discovered.
Her husband, Steve Collier, advised investigators that he final noticed his spouse at 9 p.m. Saturday. He stated her automotive was nonetheless within the driveway when he left for work the next morning.
Together with different family members, Collier watched as deputies eliminated her stays from the ravine. The couple had been married since 2013.
Bearden advised police it was “uncommon” for her to set off on an extended journey with out notifying her household.
Investigators haven’t but launched an official explanation for demise.