FLOYD COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the suspicious deaths of two women in Rome.
The women were found underneath the Etowah Bridge on Wednesday by workers near Gizzard Park.
Floyd County Chief Deputy Coroner Connie Chandler confirmed the identities as: 18-year-old Vanita “Vera” Richardson, and 30-year-old Clarice Truvenia “Bean” Campbell.
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The women’s bodies were “apparently dropped over the (Etowah) bridge,” GBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Brian Johnston told the Rome News-Tribune.
911 calls from the people who found the bodies said that they had bags over their heads and that their clothing was tattered.
Floyd County Schools said Richardson was due to graduate Armuchee High School this weekend.
“Vanita will be remembered for being a fun-loving, humble, and motivated student who was making strong plans for her future,” Floyd County Schools wrote on Twitter.
Chandler said their bodies have been sent to the GBI for autopsy. She couldn’t confirm how they died. She said cause of death was pending autopsy.
Investigators are asking for help from anyone who may have been in the area between Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 11 a.m. You’re asked to call the GBI at 1800-597-8477.
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