On Saturday, September 10, a message rang on Amanda Bearden’s mobile phone.
The sender was her mother.
They won’t let me go. I love you. The key to the house is in the blue flower vase by the door.”
At the same time, she received a money order from her mother in the amount of $2,300 USD. This corresponds to 23,700 Norwegian kroner at today’s exchange rate.
The next day, Debbie Collier, 59, was found dead in a cleared forest 9.6 miles from home.
On Saturday, September 10, Collier drove the family’s rental car to the store to do some shopping.
According to the daughter, the 59-year-old only took her bank card and driver’s license with her before she left the family home.
Three hours after the daughter received a chilling letter, the family reported the mother’s disappearance.
The next day, police were able to trace the rental car’s satellite radio back to a wooded area. Police said the SUV was parked and unlocked near Clarksville, Georgia Fox News.
About half a kilometer from the car, the police found a red bag. Nearby was a blue tarpaulin with burn marks on it.
Collier was found lying on his back. The body was charred.
Although the 59-year-old was set on fire, police were able to identify the woman at the scene.
The results of the forensic examinations have not yet been announced.
It is referred to as a puzzle
According to the local newspaper Now Habersham It is said that Collier’s daughter was frightened and worried when she received the letter.
The money she received was transferred via the Venmo app, which is comparable to the Norwegian payment app Vipps.
Afterwards, Bearden is said to have attempted to call his mother several times, before she – along with his father and Collier’s husband – reported the loss of the 59-year-old that same night.
The American media described Collier’s death as a mystery.
The police are investigating further.
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