- Associated Press - Thursday, May 14, 2020

ROME, Ga. (AP) - Two sisters were found dead underneath a highway overpass in Georgia Wednesday and authorities said their deaths were being investigated as homicides.

Vanita Nicole “Vera” Richardson, 19, and Truvenia Clarece “Bean” Campbell, 31, were found underneath the East Rome Bypass bridge near the bank of the Etowah River Wednesday morning, Floyd County Chief Deputy Coroner Connie Chandler confirmed.

A Georgia Bureau of Investigation press release said the sisters’ deaths were being investigated as homicides. The cause of the sisters’ deaths weren’t immediately released.

Richardson attended Armuchee High School in Rome, The Rome News-Tribune reported.

Floyd County Schools spokesperson Lenora Doss said Richardson was scheduled to graduate next week. Doss said staff remembered Richardson as a “caring personality and a big heart,” the newspaper reported.

“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the news of the death of one of our students,” Doss said.

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