Georgia’s mom texted before she was found dead: ‘They won’t let me go
Deborrah Collier’s partly burned naked body was found in the woods near a Georgia state road on Sept. 11.
Authorities in Georgia said Wednesday that there is no evidence that a missing Georgia mother who was discovered dead earlier this month was kidnapped, despite a chilling text message to her daughter indicating that she was possibly being held against her will.
Investigators have also found no evidence linking Deborrah Collier’s, 59, death to suicide, according to a news release from the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office.
A nearby police officer told a deputy that he had seen the van in the same spot the day before and described the area as one where vehicles regularly pull over.
According to an incident report, Collier’s partially burned naked body was found Sept. 11 in the woods off the side of a road in north Georgia, about an hour from her home in Athens.
Collier’s last known communication was a text message to her daughter saying: “They won’t let me go, there is a key to the house underneath a flower pot,” according to the report.
According to the release, Collier also sent $2,385 to her daughter via Venmo.
Requests for comment were not immediately returned by the sheriff’s office or Collier’s daughter.
According to the report, her abdomen appeared to have been burned.
A state crime lab was conducting an autopsy, according to the sheriff’s office.
According to the news release, the investigation is ongoing, and authorities have executed search warrants at locations directly linked to Collier. According to the release, investigators have also talked with people close to her.
According to the NBC News report, authorities in Habersham County were notified on Sept. 11 that Collier’s vehicle, a late model van, was linked to a missing person’s report filed in Clarke County.