Debbie Collier homicide: Georgia investigators executed search warrant at daughter’s home, doc reveals
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EXCLUSIVE: Georgia authorities served a search warrant on the residence of murdered workplace supervisor Debbie Collier’s daughter, which she shares with a boyfriend who has a historical past of home violence costs, days after discovering Collier’s physique down an embankment alongside a rural freeway, paperwork reveal.
On the Sept. 14 go to to the couple’s residence, responding officers ran three different people’ names via the Nationwide Crime Data Heart, police logs obtained by Fox Information Digital present. It was one in every of a number of warrants served in reference to the investigation, however authorities have revealed few particulars and declined to launch copies of the warrants, citing the energetic investigation.
Collier’s husband, Steven Collier, and daughter, 36-year-old Amanda Bearden, reported her mom lacking on Sept. 10 after police stated she despatched her daughter a cost of $2,385 over the Venmo app with a cryptic message studying, “They don’t seem to be going to let me go love you there’s a key to the home within the blue flowerpot by the door.” On Sept. 11, investigators discovered her useless down an embankment 60 miles away.
The Habersham County Sheriff’s Workplace, which is dealing with the investigation, has not publicly named any individuals of curiosity or suspects within the case. The division’s public info officer didn’t reply to requests for remark Friday, and it is unclear what investigators discovered on the residence, if something.
Bearden’s boyfriend, Andrew Giegerich, was jailed for six days final week, starting on Sept. 16, on a probation violation and ordered to indicate proof of substance abuse remedy inside 20 days, court docket data present. He has since been launched and was noticed again on the residence Friday.
Giegerich was arrested in June for an energetic warrant after police responded to Bearden’s residence for a home violence name. Three months later, police arrested him once more for violating an order of safety, beating on her door and disorderly conduct.
Information on the Clarke County court docket web site present that this yr alone Giegerich pleaded responsible to driving below the affect of medication and simply final week was despatched to jail for six days. He has energetic circumstances pending and in January pleaded responsible to 6 counts in reference to the June 2021 assault on Bearden, for which he was positioned on probation.
Bearden has an extended report of incidents in Georgia, stretching again greater than a decade, and has been accused of creating false claims to police and as each the sufferer and alleged aggressor in home violence calls. The circumstances contain a string of various males stretching again to no less than 2008.
In Could, she was charged with submitting a false report of against the law in reference to an incident involving Giegerich, who was charged and later pleaded responsible to legal trespass, battery and property harm, court docket data present.
The New York Submit reported earlier this week that the evening earlier than Collier went lacking, a neighbor heard shouting and screaming coming from her residence.
The neighbor advised the paper that the “commotion” concerned a youthful lady and that “someone comes as much as go to on the weekends [and] within the evenings, and there’s loud screaming and combating.”
After the Athens-Clarke County Police Division obtained a lacking particular person report for Collier on Sept. 10, the neighboring police company in Habersham positioned Collier’s rental car alongside Georgia Route 15 through Sirius XM satellite tv for pc radio.
Native authorities searched the realm with a Ok-9 and discovered Collier useless on the backside of an embankment, stripped bare with “charring” on her stomach. They discovered her on her again, clutching at a small tree along with her proper hand.
Investigators on Wednesday night revealed that they haven’t any proof to suspect her dying concerned both a kidnapping or suicide.
Anybody with info on Collier’s case is requested to contact Habersham Sheriff’s Investigators Cale Garrison or George Cason at 706-839-0559 or 706-839-0560, respectively.