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Two sisters from Rome found murdered underneath bridge in Floyd County

From the Georgia Bureau of Investigation:


"GBI investigators are seeking assistance in the Rome homicide investigation. The above vehicle is the same make, model and color of one that belonged to the victim ,Vanita Richardson. The investigation has shown that both Vanita Richardson and Truvenia Campbell were in this vehicle during the evening hours of Tuesday, May 12, 2020. The vehicle’s location is not known at this time but investigators believe that it could be somewhere in metro Atlanta. Anyone with information concerning this vehicle or the investigation, please contact the GBI tipline at 1-800-597-8477. "


1997 Toyota Corolla

Gold in color

Georgia license plate: RTJ6295


Two females have now been identified as Vanita Richardson, age 19, of Rome, GA and Trevena Clarece Campbell, age 31, of Rome, GA both sisters. A GBI Medical Examiner has completed an autopsy on both Richardson and Campbell. The manner of death is homicide. If you were traveling in that area and saw anything suspicious between Tuesday at 10:30 PM at Wednesday at 11 AM, investigators need your help. Please contact the GBI at 1-800-597-TIPS (8477) with any information pertinent to the investigation. Floyd County Schools shared this statement on Wednesday: “We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the news of the death of one of our students, Vanita Richardson, who was scheduled to graduate next Saturday. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Armuchee Community and her friends and family at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. Vanita will be remembered for being a fun-loving, humble, and motivated student who was making strong plans for her future. Even throughout the school closures, Vanita’s passing is felt by all. In particular, the staff members whose lives she touched with her caring personality and big heart. The Armuchee High social worker and counselor will be available for virtual grief and loss counseling sessions. Students who are interested should email them directly.”