Two Sisters Found Dead Underneath Georgia Bridge Overpass.
The bodies of two women found underneath a bridge overpass have been identified as two sisters. 19-year-old Vanita Nicole "Vera" Richardson, and 30-year-old Truvenia Clarece "Bean" Campbell were found dead on a dry area under the northbound bridge over the Etowah River near Grizzard Park Wednesday.
Both women were found with plastic bags on their heads and shotgun shells next to their bodies. A preliminary autopsy was conducted and their death has been determined to be a homicide. The actual cause of death has not yet been released.
GBI Assistant Special Agent In Charge Brian Johnston told 11Alive that they'd been "called to assist on the investigation into two bodies that were found just over the bridge here that were apparently dropped over the bridge,” Johnston said, adding that Rome police requested their assistance in the investigation.
He said the bodies were initially found by a pair of GDOT workers who were at the site to perform routine maintenance on the bridge. The first calls came in just before 11 a.m. The bodies were removed just before 3 p.m.
Richardson was due to graduate from Armuchee High School next week. A statement from Floyd County Schools spokesperson Lenora Doss. was released saying:
"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."
If you have any information on the death of these two women please contact the GBI at 1-800-597-8477 with any information pertinent to the investigation.