Mysterious death of Debbie Collier: Footage shows Georgia mom shopping 'calmly' hours before body was found

Mysterious death of Debbie Collier: Footage shows Georgia mom shopping 'calmly' hours before body was found
Debbie Collier was found stripped naked and burned in the woods, just a few miles down Georgia Route 15 from the Family Dollar store (Facebook, Debbie Steve Collier, YouTube/11Alive)

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ATHENS, GEORGIA: The mysterious case of the Georgia mother Debbie Collier is seeing more developments. The cops have now obtained CCTV footage which is the last known sighting of Collier in which she can be entering a Family Dollar Store less than 24 hours before her disappearance and death. As per the officials, Collier shopped for quite a while, looked "calm" and was in no "fear of anything." She was found stripped naked and burned in the woods, just a few miles down Georgia Route 15 from the Family Dollar store earlier this month and the investigation has been active since then.

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Collier’s 36-year-old daughter, Amanda Bearden, along with her stepfather Steve Collier, filed a missing-person report when Collier sent a cryptic message and $2,385 to Bearden's Venmo. Fox News confirms that the police have revealed that Collier, a 59-year-old real estate office manager, was last seen wearing a replica of Herschel Walker's shirt, a blue skirt, black boots, and a red sun visor as she walks into the store in Clayton, Georgia, at 2.55 pm on September 10. A spokesperson for the Habersham County Sheriff's Office on Monday, September 26 told Fox, "Investigators did obtain footage that shows the victim, Deborrah Collier, entering the store on September 10th at 2.55 pm. and remaining there until 3.09 pm."

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"In the video, the victim appears to be calm and not in fear of anything. All video footage obtained from the store and surrounding businesses reflect that the victim was alone in the van at the time she visited the store," said the spokesperson. The statement continued, "Investigators were further able to determine that the victim purchased a rain poncho, refillable torch lighter, a 2-roll pack of paper towels, a 7.5x9.5 OBD Tarp, and a reusable tote bag. This was confirmed by obtaining a copy of the store receipt and a copy of the video footage from the store security cameras." The cryptic message that Collier sent to her daughter 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." Check out the footage released by the police.

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The spokesperson continued, "This information allows investigators to narrow the time of death to a window beginning at 3.09 pm on Saturday, September 10 to the discovery of the body on Sunday, September 11 at 12.44 pm. Over the weekend, investigators were given information that Amanda Bearden was at the Family Dollar Store in Clayton, Georgia on Saturday, September 10. An interview of the store clerk on duty on the 10th, in addition to a review of store camera footage, revealed that Ms. Bearden was not at the store on the 10th of September." There are still no possible suspects in the case but the newly found footage will assist the police to narrow down their search. The exact cause of her death remains unconfirmed.

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