A CHILLING timeline detailing a missing mother’s final moves seems to add more confusion to her bizarre death.
Debbie Collier, 59, was last seen in a Georgia Dollar store on September 10 – less than 24 hours before she was found dead in the woods.
The mother left her home in Athens in a rental car, carrying only her bank card and driver’s license.
She entered a Family Dollar store in Clayton at around 2:55 p.m. local time.
Surveillance footage, now released by the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office, shows Collier wearing a sun visor, red shirt and blue skirt.
She bought a reusable tote bag, a tarp, a refillable lighter, a poncho, and paper towels.
Cops said Collier stayed at the store until 3:09 p.m.
Police said she appeared “calm and fearless.”
Minutes later at 3:17 p.m., Collier allegedly transferred more than $2,000 through Venmo and texted her daughter, Amanda Bearden.
The lyrics warned, “They won’t let me go.”
It also contained a reference to a key that was under a flower pot.
Crime scene profiler Jason Jensen told The US Sun that while the message appeared to come from a kidnapping victim, that may not have been the case.
He said: “It sounds like it (the lyrics) is nothing more than a subterfuge.
“By referring to the key, the intention was to make the cops believe that Debbie actually sent the text.”
Police have managed to narrow the time of Collier’s death to between 3:09 p.m. on September 10 and 12:44 p.m. on September 11, when her body was found.
Collier was naked, her stomach was charred and she was holding on to a small tree in a ravine, police said.
The rental car was 60 miles from where she lived.
Her husband Steven said he last saw Collier around 9pm on September 9, as he was going to bed.
He revealed they slept in separate rooms because of his snoring.
He also told investigators that he saw her car the next morning as he was leaving for work.
The family told police it was “unusual” that Collier disappeared without a trace.
Neighbors revealed they heard a “commotion” coming from their home the night before she disappeared.
A woman told the New York Post that there was “loud shouting” and “fighting” at the home.
But one of her son Jeffrey’s high school friends described Collier as “the classic mom of the South” in an interview with The Daily Beast.
Years before her death, Collier shared pictures of a black eye she suffered after being “face planted” on the sidewalk.
Cops have ruled that Collier’s death was a homicide but have not released full details, shrouding the case in mystery.
Officials revealed the incident was drug-related, although they did not confirm the substances used.
Private detective Jensen doesn’t believe she was shot or stabbed.
He said: “There was no mention of a bloody scene in the police report.”
Jensen believes Collier was probably strangled.
Bearden told detectives that Collier was not suicidal.
And officials have concluded that there is no evidence that she was kidnapped.
Paul Belli, a former lieutenant in the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, believes the investigation will be “pretty lengthy.”
He said, “Investigators need to get a full picture of their victim.”
Belli added Collier appears to be an “ardent” user of Facebook, so investigators need to examine her digital footprint.
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