Debbie Collier’s daughter has history of domestic violence against boyfriends and lying to cops

Daughter of murdered Georgia mom Debbie Collier has a history of lying to police and violent spats with MMA fighter boyfriend: Cops rule out kidnapping in her mother’s death – despite cryptic Venmo payment claiming she’d been taken captive

  • Debbie Collier’s daughter Amanda Bearden, 36, has a history of lying to police 
  • In May last year, she told cops her MMA fighter boyfriend Andrew Giegerich broke into her home and beat her
  • He in fact had access to the home and had been living with her there 
  • Cops charged her with falsely reporting burglary and arrested Andrew for battery 
  • The pair are back living together in Athens, Georgia, and were spotted by DailyMail.com this week 
  • Andrew complained that they have been ‘interrogated’ by police 
  • Debbie was found naked, burned and tied to a tree on September 11 
  • Amanda told police her mom sent her $2,385 on Venmo the day before with a cryptic note that suggested she’d been kidnapped 
  • Police have ruled out kidnapping and suicide in the 59-year-old’s death  

The daughter of murdered Georgia mother Debbie Collier has a history of lying to police and violent lovers tiffs with her live-in, MMA fighter boyfriend who says the pair have been ‘interrogated’ over her mother’s killing. 

Amanda Bearden, 36, told police that her mother mysteriously sent her a $2,000 Venmo payment with the cryptic note ‘they’re not going to let me go’ in one of her final acts.  

Collier, 59, was found dead, naked and her body burned, tied to a tree on September 11 in Athens, Georgia.

No one has been arrested for her brutal killing and there is no indication that either Bearden or her boyfriend, Andrew Giegerich, are being considered suspects. 

The pair are living together again in Athens, Georgia, despite their previous domestic disputes and restraining orders. 

DailyMail.com spotted them leaving their home this week as the investigation into Debbie’s brutal killing gathers pace. 

Police have now ruled out kidnapping and suicide as possible causes of the woman’s death, and are now focused on arresting her killer.  

Amanda Bearden, 36, leaves her home in Athens, Georgia, on Friday September 23. Police are yet to rule anyone out in the murder of her mother, Debbie Collier

Amanda Bearden, 36, leaves her home in Athens, Georgia, on Friday September 23. Police are yet to rule anyone out in the murder of her mother, Debbie Collier

Amanda's live-in boyfriend, former MMA fighter Andrew Giegerich. He has complained about them being 'interrogated' by police

Amanda’s live-in boyfriend, former MMA fighter Andrew Giegerich. He has complained about them being ‘interrogated’ by police 

In May last year, police intervened in the couple’s relationship after Amanda phoned 911, claiming Andrew had ‘broken in’ to the house to beat her. She showed them photos of bruises on her arms and shoulders to prove it. 

Debbie Collier, 59, was found naked and tied to a tree in a ditch on September 11, two days after she was last seen by anyone 

She was however arrested for a falsely reporting a burglary, after police determined he was living in the home and had full access to it, according to The New York Post

Andrew was arrested on battery charges and the pair were ordered to stay apart. 

Giegerich has complained that the pair were recently ‘interrogated’ by police over Debbie’s death. 

‘The [police have] interrogated all of us. The people who are closest to [Collier] are kind of looked at as suspects right now,’ he told the Post. 

Debbie lived with her husband Steven at their home in Athens. 

On September 10, her husband Steven reported her missing, claiming that he hadn’t seen her since 9pm the previous night at their home. 

Neighbors heard fighting and screaming coming from the house the night before she vanished. 

Debbie with her daughter in an old Facebook photo. Amanda claims that her mother sent her $2,385 on Venmo with a note suggesting she had been kidnapped on the day of her death. Police have ruled out kidnapping

Debbie with her daughter in an old Facebook photo. Amanda claims that her mother sent her $2,385 on Venmo with a note suggesting she had been kidnapped on the day of her death. Police have ruled out kidnapping 

Bearden's boyfriend Andrew Giegerich was arrested in May 2021 for battery

Andrew Giegerich in 2017 in his MMA days

Bearden’s boyfriend Andrew Giegerich was arrested in May 2021 for battery (mugshot, left). He is shown in 2017 (right) during his MMA fighter days 

Debbie's husband Steven reported her missing on September 10. He told police he last saw her at 9pm the previous night, but that they slept in separate rooms because of his snoring

Debbie’s husband Steven reported her missing on September 10. He told police he last saw her at 9pm the previous night, but that they slept in separate rooms because of his snoring 

Amanda is pictured leaving her home on Friday. In a previous interview, she said 'someone' killed her mother

Amanda is pictured leaving her home on Friday. In a previous interview, she said ‘someone’ killed her mother 

Police survey the crime scene where Debbie Collier's body was found in a ditch on September 11

Police survey the crime scene where Debbie Collier’s body was found in a ditch on September 11

Police then tracked the car Debbie had been driving – a rented SUV hired because her own vehicle was undergoing repairs – to a wooded ravine 60 miles from her home. Her naked body was found there, charred and tied to a tree. 

The exact cause of her death remains unconfirmed. 

When questioned, Bearden told police that she last saw her mother the night before she vanished, and that everything was normal. She received the Venmo message the day her mother was reported missing. 

In an interview with CBS after her mother’s body was found, Amanda appeared shaken and struggling to speak.  

‘My mom was my everything. Somebody took my whole world from me. She was a beautiful, kind, giving woman. She didn’t deserve this,’ she said, her head and hands shaking. 

Police have not yet ruled out anyone as suspects. 

Debbie had turned her car in for servicing and was driving a rented SUV when she died. 

That car was equipped with a GPS tracking system that led police to her body after her husband reported her missing on September 10. 

It was found 60 miles from the couple’s modest home, where they lived quietly. 

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