Wednesday 21 September 2022 02:59 PM Husband of Georgia mom found naked and clinging to tree slept in separate room ... trends now
The husband of a woman who was found naked and clinging to a tree said he didn't see his wife on the day of her disappearance because the married couple slept in separate bedrooms due to his loud snoring.
Debbie Collier, 59, was found dead in a small, steep-sided ravine on September 11 near a wooded area in Tallulah Falls, Georgia, after sending her daughter $2,385 along with a cryptic final message.
Her husband Steven, 67, spoke to officers just after 6pm on September 10 after filing a missing persons report - and revealed that he had not seen Debbie since 9pm the night before.
An Athens-Clarke County missing persons report said that the couple, who had been married since 2013, slept in separate bedrooms because Steve was known to snore.
The report, seen by DailyMail.com, read: 'He clarified that he and Deborrah sleep in separate bedrooms due to his snoring.'
The next morning, Steven woke up early and left the house in Athens, Georgia, to go to work.
He did not recall seeing his wife, but he said he saw her rented SUV still parked in the driveway - so assumed she was inside asleep.
Steven (right) and his wife Debbie had been married for 13 years. She was found dead, naked and charred, in a ravine on September 11
The married couple slept in different bedrooms because Steven was known to snore loudly during the night. He did not see his wife on the day she disappeared
Pictured: Debbie's rented black Chrysler Pacifica, which was tracked down to the scene. Her body was then found in the wooded area off the road
Debbie had rented a black Chrysler Pacifica through Enterprise, because her car had recently been in a crash.
At the time of her disappearance she also had a bad back meaning she couldn't walk far, according to her daughter.
Steven went to work as normal - and alarm bells did not ring until later on in the day.
It's unclear what occurred early on September 10, but the concerned family reported her as a missing person following a cryptic message to her daughter in the late afternoon.
Collier, who lived in Athens, Georgia, sent her daughter Amanda Bearden a total of $2,385 on Venmo at 3.17pm on September 10 with the harrowing message: 'They are not going to let me go, love you.
The text continued: 'There is a key to the house underneath a blue flower