ATHENS, Ga. — The murdered Georgia mother discovered dead and bare in a ravine could have been concerned in “screaming and preventing” at her house the night before she went missing, 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 advised The Post of the Saturday evening earlier than Debbie disappeared, noting she steadily heard shouting from Collier’s house atop a small, wooded hill in Athens.
The neighbor added: “Somebody comes as much as go to on the weekends [and] within the evenings, and there’s loud screaming and preventing,” saying the customer was a youthful lady.
The sufferer’s husband, Steve Collier, advised 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 advised 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 Daily Mail. When approached by The Post, 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.”
Bearden advised CBS 46 that “my mother was my the whole lot.”
“Somebody took my complete world from me,” she stated. “She was a lovely, variety, giving lady — and she or he didn’t deserve any of this…I would like justice for my mother”
Police have declared Collier’s loss of life a murder, and say they’ve executed search warrants and interviewed related individuals, 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 buddy of Collier’s declined to remark after answering the door of her house, however cryptically stated: “There’s a motive we’re maintaining quiet.”
Another neighbor in Athens, Ricky, stated Debbie and her husband have been reclusive individuals who didn’t mingle with others on the road.
“When we’d 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.”
“As far as I can inform they’ve lived right here couple of minutes,” he stated, noting he’s been on the identical block for many years.
After Collier’s physique was found, their quiet round street 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 concerning the investigation, which is being performed partly by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. “They’re sluggish out right here.”