'We're scared': Andrew Giegerich, boyfriend of murdered Debbie Collier's daughter, denies involvement
'We sleep with stuff in front of our front door and our back door because we didn't have anything to do with this,' said Andrew Giegerich
HABERSHAM COUNTY, GEORGIA: A former Georgia MMA fighter, accused of threatening murdered Debbie Collier, has said he and his girlfriend, who is Collier's daughter, have no involvement in the Georgia mom's slaying. Andrew Giegerich, the live-in boyfriend of Collier’s daughter Amanda Bearden, said they are living in fear.
"We sleep with stuff in front of our front door and our back door because we didn't have anything to do with this," Fox News quoted Giegerich as saying. "We had nothing to do with this, so we're just trying to protect ourselves at this point. We're a little scared ourselves," he added.
The 2021 arrest of Andrew Giegerich
Giegerich was arrested for a domestic incident a year prior to Collier's death. Collier's naked and charred remains were found in Georgia on September 11.He was arrested on September 4, 2021, for violating a no-contact order and banging on Bearden's home.
The arrest came about a year after he allegedly wrote a handwritten message saying, according to New York Post, "If you or your family ever come near me again I will hurt them. Have a nice life you lying a** b**ch. Don't ever contact me again!!!". Notably, Bearden also has a criminal history, including several domestic violence cases. Neither Bearden nor Giegerich have been listed as suspects in Collier's death.
The murder of Debbie Collier
A private investigator has claimed the way missing mom Debbie Collier's body was found may reveal important clues about her death. A day before her death, Collier had sent her daughter money, along with a chilling message. Collier sent her daughter Amanda Bearden $2,385 with the message, "They are not going to let me go, love you." Collier disappeared on September 10. According to cops, she told her daughter there was a key to their home underneath a flower pot. Collier's body was found naked in the woods, and she was reportedly grasping a small tree with her hand, a police report seen by The US Sun said. Officials are treating her death as a homicide.
Private investigator Jason Jensen said he believes Collier had not been kidnapped as she was able to transfer money via Venmo. Jensen further said investigators would be looking for signs of a struggle if the message really was a warning that the mom had been kidnapped. He explained someone may have tried to hide DNA evidence considering Collier was found naked and burned.
Bearden, who was “hysterical” at the scene, told detectives Collier had no mental health issues and was not suicidal. Officers in Habersham County have confirmed there is no evidence to suggest she had been kidnapped before her murder. Years before her death, Collier had shared chilling photos of herself with a black eye saying she "face planted" on the sidewalk. Her husband, Steven, said he saw her at around 9 pm on September 9 for the last time. Investigators have yet to confirm how Collier died, and an autopsy has yet to be conducted.