Police in Georgia discovered the dead body of Debbie Collier a day after she vanished, but the mystery of her disappearance remains unsolved.
On Sept. 11, investigators found Collier’s body in a ravine near her rental vehicle off Highway 441 in Habersham County, Georgia.
Collier had gone missing the day before, which is when her daughter, Amanda Bearden, filed a missing person’s report. She told police that, after receiving an unexpected Venmo transfer of $2,385, she received the following text message from her mother: “They are not going to let me go, love you.”
Since Collier’s vehicle had SiriusXM satellite radio, investigators contacted SiriusXM to track down the location of the vehicle. Based on the information they provided, police were able to find Collier’s vehicle 60 miles north of Athens, where Collier resides.
With the help of a K-9 unit, investigators located Collier’s body in a ravine nearby, along with a red tote bag and a partially-burned blue tarp.
Authorities have confirmed that the body found over the weekend in Habersham County is that of Debbie Collier. Family members reported the 59-year-old Athens woman missing on September 10. Her body was found less than 24 hours later. https://t.co/IIQyem6vrr via @nowhabersham pic.twitter.com/Bb3xupqiq5
— Now Habersham (@nowhabersham) September 13, 2022
So far, investigators are treating the death as a homicide. Police have yet to release information concerning the motive or possible suspects.
Collier was married in 2013, and she works as the front office manager at Carriage House Realty in Athens.
Her friends and family have declined to speak publicly about the tragedy.