'I will hurt them': Terrifying note reveals violent threats against Debbie Collier and family

Debbie Collier and her daughter, Amanda Bearden, were threatened by Bearden's boyfriend, former amateur MMA fighter Andrew Giegerich

'I will hurt them': Terrifying note reveals violent threats against Debbie Collier and family
Debbie Collier was last seen at 9 pm on September 10, 2022, as per her husband, and was later found dead in a nearby ravine (Debbie Steve Collier/Facebook)
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ATHENS, GEORGIA: Debbie Collier, 59, was allegedly threatened by her daughter's boyfriend in a chilling note that was also a part of the evidence in a May 2021 domestic dispute. Collier was last seen at 9 pm on September 10, 2022, as per her husband, and was later found dead in a nearby ravine. Collier and her daughter, Amanda Bearden, were threatened by Bearden's boyfriend, former amateur MMA fighter Andrew Giegerich.

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In the letter obtained by the New York Post, Giegerich's handwritten note read, "If you or your family ever come near me again I will hurt them." The note written with a green marker was included in police evidence following a May 2021 domestic dispute between the two parties. They were living in Collier’s husband Steve's home, who is Bearden's stepfather. The note continued, "Have a nice life you lying a** b****h. Don’t ever contact me again!!!" The police documents show that Bearden showed police bruises on her arms and shoulders, claiming her boyfriend broke in, screamed at her, and attacked her. Giegerich was arrested and hit with various charges including battery.

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The police report read, "In her living room, Bearden showed me a handwritten note left on a notebook. She advised Giegerich wrote this before he left." Athens-Clark County police further explained the nature of their relationship. His May 2021 arrest warrant read, "Andrew Giegerich did intentionally cause visible bodily harm to Amanda Bearden, to wit: she had visible bruising to the right arm and shoulder. The violence between Bearden and the boyfriend was pretty constant over the entire time they have dated, spanning a couple of years." After his arrest, Giegerich was ordered to stay away from Bearden who herself was arrested and charged at the same time as she made a false report. She claimed that Giegerich broke into her home when they were living together. Despite the order to stay away, they still appear to be living together. 

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Recently, the police treated Collier's family as suspects after one neighbor revealed that Collier was involved in a screaming incident the night before she disappeared. Giegerich told The Post, "They’ve interrogated all of us. The people who are closest to [Debbie] are kind of looked at as suspects right now." The outlet also reports that Bearden had received $2,385 through the Venmo app from her mother along with a cryptic message 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." Collier was later found naked and burned.

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