Missing Athens woman's body found in Habersham County


Deborrah Collier

By Joe Johnson

The body of an Athens woman who was reported as missing over the weekend was found in Habersham County.

Deborrah Collier, 59, was reported missing Saturday by her husband, Steven Collier, according to an Athens-Clarke County police report.

The woman’s rented black Chrysler Pacifica was also gone from the driveway of her home on Rocky Drive, according to the report, which noted the rental car was needed because Collier’s personal vehicle had been involved in a wreck.

Collier’s body and rented vehicle were found less than 24 hours after the missing person report was filed.

When speaking to family members, an ACCPD officer wrote in the report that Collier’s adult daughter who lives in a different part of the county imparted some strange information about something her mother did the afternoon of her disappearance.

“She informed that around 3:17 p.m., Deborrah sent her $2,385 through Venmo,” the officer wrote. “There was a message on Venmo that said, ‘They are never going to let me go love you there is a key to the house in the blue flower pot by the door.’”

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which is assisting the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office, did not respond to questions about how Collier died.

Now Habersham reported that crime scene tape surrounded the scene in some woods off of GA 15/US 441 near the main entrance to the Victory Home addiction recovery center in Tallulah Falls.

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