Authorities in Georgia mentioned Wednesday there isn’t any proof suggesting a lacking Georgia mom who was discovered lifeless this month had been kidnapped — regardless of a chilling textual content message to her daughter indicating that she was probably being held towards her will.
Investigators have additionally discovered no proof linking the demise of Deborrah Collier, 59, to suicide, the Habersham County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned in a information launch.
Collier’s partly burned bare physique was discovered Sept. 11 within the woods off the facet of a highway in north Georgia, roughly an hour from her dwelling in Athens, an incident report reveals.
Collier’s final identified communication was a textual content message to her daughter saying: “They received’t let me go, there’s a key to the home beneath a flower pot,” in keeping with the report.
Collier had additionally despatched $2,385 to her daughter via Venmo, the discharge says.
Neither the sheriff’s workplace nor Collier’s daughter instantly responded to requests for remark.
On Sept. 11, authorities in Habersham County have been alerted that Collier’s automobile, a late mannequin van, was linked to a lacking individuals report filed in Clarke County, in keeping with the report.
Deputies discovered the van a short while afterward the facet of a state highway in Clarkesville, the report says.
A police officer from a close-by division advised a deputy that he had seen the van in the identical spot the day earlier than and described the realm as a spot the place automobiles usually pull over.
The van was empty and unlocked, in keeping with the report. After a Okay-9 search in close by woods, officers discovered a purple tote bag on its facet close to an uprooted tree, the report says.
They noticed what gave the impression to be the stays of a hearth and a partly burned blue tarp, the report says. Close by, they discovered a unadorned lady on her again, greedy a small tree along with her proper hand, the report says.
Her stomach appeared to have been burned, the report says.
The sheriff’s workplace mentioned an post-mortem was being performed by a state crime lab.
The information launch mentioned that the investigation continues and that authorities executed search warrants at areas straight tied to Collier. Investigators have additionally talked with individuals near her, the discharge says.
Suzanne Ciechalski contributed.