Debbie Collier, a missing Athens, Georgia, mother, was discovered dead after digitally sending her daughter money and a scary text message.
“They are not going to let me go, love you,” the message apparently stated after her daughter got $2,385 via Venmo from her mom.
Collier’s corpse was discovered on September 11, a day after she went missing.
According to the TV station, Collier’s daughter, Amanda Bearden, informed authorities that her mom’s car was in the shop and that her mom left her house with only her driver’s license and a debit card in a rental vehicle.
The rental car was fitted with satellite radio. The radio firm followed the car to U.S. 441 at Victory Home Lane, 60 miles north of the Colliers’ Athens home, and alerted the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office.
A K-9 team discovered the woman’s body nearby, along with a red tote bag and a partially burnt blue tarp.
According to the missing person’s report submitted by Bearden, investigators are considering Collier’s death as a homicide that may have been the consequence of an abduction.