Vanita Richardson and Truvenia Campbell

Arrest made after two sisters found dead with bags over their head, dropped off of a bridge

UPDATE: SECOND arrest made after 2 sisters found dead with bags over their heads & dropped off bridge: Police

Original Story

A Georgia man was arrested on Tuesday in connection with a case involving two sisters found dead under a bridge.

Northwest Georgia News reports that authorities arrested 28-year-old Desmond Lavonte Brown. He’s been charged with obstruction in connection to the case. Authorities detained Brown at the Callier Forest Apartments on Dodd Boulevard, in Rome.

The arrest came after police pulled a car over at around 2 p.m. on Monday and ordered Brown to stay away from the vehicle while they executed a search warrant. Brown reportedly entered the car anyway to remove an item and resisted orders from authorities.

GBI spokesperson Nelly Miles declined to give information on the homicide investigation, but did indicate that the case is “very active.”

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Two Sisters Found Dead: Timeline

On May 12, three GDOT workers found two deceased women under an East Rome bypass bridge, south of Grizzard Park. The workers arrived at the bridge to do a routine inspection when they made the gruesome discovery.

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 the workers found the sisters with plastic bags over their heads and shotgun shells beside their bodies.

GBI has been called in to assist local authorities. The agency indicated that a missing vehicle that the victims were spotted in earlier that day belonged to Richardson. Authorities are searching for the car, which could possibly be in the Atlanta area.

‪Investigators are searching for info. on a vehicle connected to the Rome homicide investigation:‬‪• 1997 Toyota…

Posted by Georgia Bureau of Investigation on Friday, May 15, 2020


“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.

Richardson, an Armuchee High School student, was scheduled to graduate this year. 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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