Georgia mom found dead after sending daughter alarming text message

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By Asiya Ali

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The body of a mother from Georgia has been found shortly after she sent a chilling text message to her daughter.

On September 10, 59-year-old Deborah Collier sent her daughter Amanda Bearden a Venmo payment of $2,385 with a cryptic text that read: "They are not going to let me go love you there is a key to the house in the blue flower pot by the door."

According to a police report, Bearden immediately called her mother's phone after receiving the message but "she did not pick up," therefore she contacted the police and reported her missing.

One day after she sent the message, Collier's body was found in Habersham County on September 11 - about an hour's drive from her home and not far from her abandoned rental car, as reported by People.

Law enforcement discovered Collier’s body after the rental car Collier was driving alerted them to its location. It was found approximately 60 miles north of her home in Athens.

Authorities arrived on the scene and began searching the woods by the highway after finding Collier's car unlocked, and parked off the side of the road.

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The deployed K-9 search-and-rescue unit then discovered a small tote bag, a "partially-burned tarp," and what seemed to be the remains of a fire at the scene.

According to an incident report obtained by the Metro, Collier’s body was then found in a ravine near the tarp, to which the investigation disclosed that they "observed a nude female laying on her back, grasping a small tree with her right hand".

The Sheriff’s Office also revealed that the mother's body appeared to be burned, with "charring to her abdomen". As a result, her death is currently being handled as a homicide case.

The mom's death has left her family stunned and searching for answers. As recorded in the incident report, her daughter informed officers that her mother did not have mental health issues.

Collier’s husband also revealed to authorities that the last time he saw his wife was around 9:00PM on September 9, before he went to bed. He said that when he woke up the next day, he saw that her car was still in the driveway, NowHabersham reported.

Other reports, such as the Metro's, state that Collier was "driving a rented SUV because her own car was in the shop".

In addition to this, Collier's family reported to investigators that just before she left, Collier took her driver’s license and debit card. They added that her behavior was "unusual" for her as she had not done it before.

A medical examiner is due to conduct an autopsy in order to determine the exact cause and manner of Collier's death.

Our thoughts are with Collier's family and friends at this time.

Featured image credit: Radharc Images / Alamy

Georgia mom found dead after sending daughter alarming text message

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By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

The body of a mother from Georgia has been found shortly after she sent a chilling text message to her daughter.

On September 10, 59-year-old Deborah Collier sent her daughter Amanda Bearden a Venmo payment of $2,385 with a cryptic text that read: "They are not going to let me go love you there is a key to the house in the blue flower pot by the door."

According to a police report, Bearden immediately called her mother's phone after receiving the message but "she did not pick up," therefore she contacted the police and reported her missing.

One day after she sent the message, Collier's body was found in Habersham County on September 11 - about an hour's drive from her home and not far from her abandoned rental car, as reported by People.

Law enforcement discovered Collier’s body after the rental car Collier was driving alerted them to its location. It was found approximately 60 miles north of her home in Athens.

Authorities arrived on the scene and began searching the woods by the highway after finding Collier's car unlocked, and parked off the side of the road.

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Credit: Facebook

The deployed K-9 search-and-rescue unit then discovered a small tote bag, a "partially-burned tarp," and what seemed to be the remains of a fire at the scene.

According to an incident report obtained by the Metro, Collier’s body was then found in a ravine near the tarp, to which the investigation disclosed that they "observed a nude female laying on her back, grasping a small tree with her right hand".

The Sheriff’s Office also revealed that the mother's body appeared to be burned, with "charring to her abdomen". As a result, her death is currently being handled as a homicide case.

The mom's death has left her family stunned and searching for answers. As recorded in the incident report, her daughter informed officers that her mother did not have mental health issues.

Collier’s husband also revealed to authorities that the last time he saw his wife was around 9:00PM on September 9, before he went to bed. He said that when he woke up the next day, he saw that her car was still in the driveway, NowHabersham reported.

Other reports, such as the Metro's, state that Collier was "driving a rented SUV because her own car was in the shop".

In addition to this, Collier's family reported to investigators that just before she left, Collier took her driver’s license and debit card. They added that her behavior was "unusual" for her as she had not done it before.

A medical examiner is due to conduct an autopsy in order to determine the exact cause and manner of Collier's death.

Our thoughts are with Collier's family and friends at this time.

Featured image credit: Radharc Images / Alamy