The money Debbie Collier allegedly wired before she was found dead appears to be similar to the amount her daughter’s boyfriend owed in fines, police sources have claimed.
The 59-year-old mother sent Amanda Bearden $2,385 through Venmo after she was spotted at a Family Dollar store in Georgia on Sept. 10.
She also warned “they won’t let me go” in a chilling message sent along with the transaction.
Two police sources told FOX News Digital that the amount Collier transferred is “very close” to what Bearden’s partner Andrew Giegerich owed in suspended sentences.
However, it’s possible that the number was skewed by transaction fees.
Police have not released details of the fines but said they had not been paid as of Wednesday.
Collier was found dead less than 24 hours later, on September 11 — about 60 miles from her home.
She was last seen at a Family Dollar store buying a reusable tote bag, tarp, refillable lighter, poncho, and paper towels.
Police revealed that she appeared “calm and not afraid of anything” inside the store.
Police have not identified any potential suspects or persons of interest.
Giegerich vehemently denied any involvement in Collier’s death last week.
He told Fox News Digital that he and Bearden barricaded the front and back doors of their home.
The ex-amateur MMA fighter insisted that he and Bearden had “nothing to do” with Collier’s death.
He added, “We’re a little scared ourselves.”
Giegerich previously told the New York Post, “The people who are closest [Debbie] are somehow considered suspects at this time.”
And he said his and Bearden’s phones were confiscated as part of the investigation.
Neither Giegerich nor Bearden was accused of wrongdoing.
In an emotional interview after finding the body, Bearden told CBS 46, “Somebody took my whole world from me.
“She was a beautiful, kind, generous woman — and she deserved none of it… I want justice for my mother.”
“I WANT JUSTICE”
Police have also revealed that Collier’s husband Steven was caught on video work between 9am and 4pm on September 10.
During an emergency call that took place at 6 p.m. that day, he said: “Come home, my wife wasn’t at home, her driver’s license was still there, the rental car was gone and her daughter is here.”
Police have narrowed the window of Collier’s death to between September 10 at 3:09 p.m. and September 11 at 12:44 p.m.
Police have said Collier’s death appears if it was “targeted” and not the work of a serial killer.
And near where her remains were found, an unfired bullet was discovered.
Former homicide detective Pat Diaz told FOX News: “It’s an important piece of evidence, and it’s something [one or more suspects] could have fallen on the way out.”
Diaz added that detectives would likely look into whether someone forced Collier downhill at gunpoint but killed her with something else, as no signs of gunshot wounds were found on her body.
Collier’s death was ruled a homicide and police said she was naked and partially burned.
Investigators found a red tote bag and a partially burned blue tarp at the scene.
There were signs of “charring” on her abdomen and her right hand was clutching a small tree.
The results of the autopsy on her body are still pending.
But police have confidently ruled out suicide and a random act of violence.
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