Two bodies were removed from an area underneath a bridge in Floyd County yesterday. The bodies were found on Loop 1 near Grizzard Park on Wednesday afternoon.
Reports said that the bodies were discovered by a DOT crew doing work on the bridge.
According to the Floyd County Coroner’s office the victims have been identified as 19 and 30 year-old females. The bodies of the two women, who were sisters, were found on a dry area under the northbound bridge over the Etowah River near Grizzard Park. They were removed from the scene with the help of Rome-Floyd County Fire Department personnel.
Floyd County Chief Deputy Coroner Connie Chandler confirmed the identity of the two women found dead as 19-year-old Vanita Nicole “Vera” Richardson, and 30-year-old Truvenia Clarece “Bean” Campbell.
Chandler said the cause of their death is under investigation and the bodies of the two women were taken to the state crime lab on Thursday morning.
Multiple posts to both women’s social media pages mourned their deaths. Richardson attended Armuchee High School and was scheduled to graduate this year.
Investigators are seeking information from anyone traveling in that area between Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 11 a.m.
“Investigators need your help,” a statement read. “Please contact the GBI at 1-800-597-8477 with any information pertinent to the investigation.”
Authorities also did not state how long they may have been at the location.
Initial reports also stated that the victims had bags over their heads and that discharged shotgun shells were found in the area. That information has not been confirmed by investigators.