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Vanita Richardson and Truvenia Campbell

GBI in search of missing car owned by one of the two sisters found dead with bags over their heads, tossed over a bridge

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is searching for a car that belonged to a murder victim found under a bridge in the Rome area on May 12.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Floyd County Chief Deputy Coroner Connie Chandler identified the victims as Vanita Richardson, 19, and 30-year-old Truvenia Campbell, 30.  A scanner traffic report indicated that a DOT worker found the sisters with plastic bags over their heads and shotgun shells beside their bodies.

Both sisters were reportedly found dumped under an East Rome bypass bridge, south of Grizzard Park. Officials said Richardson, an Armuchee High School student, was scheduled to graduate next week.

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GBI has been called in to assist local authorities. The agency indicated that the missing vehicle may be in the Atlanta area.

“The vehicle attached 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,” GBI said.

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“A GBI medical examiner has completed an autopsy on both Richardson & Campbell. The manner of death is homicide,” GBI added.

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Floyd County Schools released a statement following the news of Richardson’s death.

“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.”

Anyone in the area between Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesday is urged to call GBI at 1-800-597-TIPS.

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