Debbie Collier death: Neighbors heard 'screaming and fighting' in her house the night before she went missing
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ATHENS, GEORGIA: In a recent update on Debbie Collier's death, a neighbor revealed that they heard "screaming and fighting" at the family's home on Saturday, September 10. Collier was found dead and naked in a ravine on Sunday, September 11 near a wooded area in Tallulah Falls, Georgia.
According to the New York Post, the neighbors said, "There was commotion at the house, somebody comes up to visit on the weekends [and] in the evenings, and there's loud screaming and fighting."
Meanwhile, another neighbor, Ricky, said that both Collier and her husband Steve were reclusive people and didn’t mingle with others on the street.“When we would get together out here on the block for a cookout, they never participated,” he said, ading that many locals didn’t even know their names. “They didn’t come to no get-togethers. As far as I can tell they’ve lived here a good little while,” he added. Police have declared Collier’s death a homicide, and said that they had executed search warrants and interviewed relevant people. However, the investigation team has not yet revealed any important information.
As per the New York Post, one of Collier’s friends said, “There’s a reason we are keeping quiet.” Meanwhile, Steve stated to police that he last saw his wife at 9 pm on Saturday and her car was still in the driveway when he left for work the following morning. He also told to the investigators that he slept separately from his wife because he snored and that he didn’t see her before she went missing,
Later, he also confirmed that he did not recall seeing his wife the next morning, but he said he saw her rented SUV still parked in the driveway. Hence, he assumed she was still inside asleep in her room. Collier married Steve in 2013 and had been working as the front office manager at Carriage House Realty in Athens for many years.
Collier had sent a final chilling note to her daughter, Amanda Bearden, 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." She also sent her daughter $2,385 through Venmo. Bearden revealed that Collier did not have any history of mental health issues or suicidal tendencies.