Authorities in Georgia said Wednesday there is no evidence suggesting a missing Georgia mother who was simply found dead this month have been kidnapped despite a chilling text to her daughter indicating that she was possibly being held against her will.
Investigators also have found no evidence linking the death of Deborrah Collier, 59, to suicide, the Habersham County Sheriffs Office said in a news release.
Colliers partly burned naked body was found Sept. 11 in the woods off the medial side of a road in north Georgia, roughly one hour from her home in Athens, an incident report shows.
Colliers last known communication was a text to her daughter saying: They wont i want to go, there exists a key to the home underneath a flower pot, based on the report.
Collier had also sent $2,385 to her daughter through Venmo, the release says.
Neither the sheriffs office nor Colliers daughter immediately taken care of immediately requests for comment.
On Sept. 11, authorities in Habersham County were alerted that Collier’s vehicle, a late model van, was associated with a missing persons report filed in Clarke County, based on the report.
Deputies found the van a short while later on the medial side of circumstances road in Clarkesville, the report says.
A officer from the nearby department told a deputy he had seen the van in exactly the same spot your day before and described the region as a location where vehicles often pull over.
The van was empty and unlocked, based on the report. Following a K-9 search in nearby woods, officers found a red tote bag on its side near an uprooted tree, the report says.
They saw what were the remains of a fire and a partly burned blue tarp, the report says. Nearby, they found a naked woman on her behalf back, grasping a little tree with her right hand, the report says.
Her abdomen seemed to have already been burned, the report says.
The sheriff’s office said an autopsy had been conducted by way of a state crime lab.
The news headlines release said that the investigation continues and that authorities executed search warrants at locations directly linked with Collier. Investigators also have talked with people near her, the release says.
Tim Stelloh is really a breaking news reporter for NBC News Digital.