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EXCLUSIVE: Georgia authorities have issued a search warrant for the home killed office manager Debbie Collier Documents show that days after her body was found on a mound along a rural road, she was sharing with a boyfriend who had previously been accused of domestic violence.
Collier’s husband, Steven Collier, and daughter, Amanda Bearden, 36, reported her mother missing on Sept. 10 after police said she sent her daughter a $2,385 payment. over the Venmo app with a cryptic message: “They won’t let me go, love you, there’s a house key in a blue vase by the door.” On Sept. 14, investigators arrived at Bearden’s home with a search warrant.
Her boyfriend, Andrew Giegerich, was jailed for six days last week for a probation violation and required to show proof of drug treatment within 20 days, court records show. He has since been released and was seen at home after he was released on Thursday.
He was arrested last June on an active warrant after police went to Bearden’s home on a report of domestic violence. Three months later, the police detained him again for violating the order of protection, knocking on the door and petty hooliganism.
Records on the Clark County Court website show Giegerich pleaded guilty to driving under the influence just this year and was sent to jail for six days just last week. He has an active case and pleaded guilty in January to six counts of assaulting Bearden in June 2021, for which he was placed on probation.
During a visit to the couple’s home on Sept. 12, police officers ran the names of three other people through the National Crime Information Center, police logs obtained by Fox News Digital show. It was one of several warrants issued in connection with the investigation, but authorities have released few details and declined to release copies of the warrants, citing the active investigation.
Burden has a lengthy incident report in Georgia, which has been going on for more than a decade, and has been accused of making false statements to the police and being the victim and alleged aggressor in domestic violence calls. The cases involve a number of different men, stretching back to at least 2008.
Last May, she was charged with making a false report of a crime in connection with an incident involving Giegerich, who was charged and later pleaded guilty to burglary, battery and criminal damage, court records show.
The Habersham County Sheriff’s Office, which is leading the investigation, has not publicly named any suspects in the case. A public information officer did not respond to requests for comment Friday.
The This is reported by the New York Post earlier this week, the night before Collier disappeared, a neighbor heard screaming and yelling coming from her home.
A neighbor told the newspaper that a young woman was involved in the “fuss” and that “someone comes to visit on weekends [and] in the evenings, and there are loud shouts and fights.”
After Collier was reported missing to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department on Sept. 10, the nearby Habersham Police Department located Collier’s rental car off Georgia Route 15 via Sirius XM satellite radio.
Local authorities searched the area with K-9 and Collier was found dead at the bottom of the embankment, a naked dog with “charring” on the stomach. She was found lying down, with her right hand holding on to a small tree.
Anyone with information on the Collier case is asked to contact Habersham sheriff’s investigators Cale Garrison or George Cason at 706-839-0559 or 706-839-0560, respectively.