Arrests made in connection with double homicide of two sisters found under Rome bridge

ROME — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has announced two arrests in connection with last week’s homicide of two sisters who were discovered under a bridge in Rome.

The following individuals were arrested in connection with the double homicide investigation.

  1. Arrested 5/18/20: Desmond Lavonta Brown, age 28, charge – misdemeanor obstruction of a police officer.
  2. Arrested 5/19/20: Devin Lashawn Watts, age 36, charges – theft of receiving stolen property; possession of  a firearm by convicted felon.  

These arrests were the results of search warrants executed on apartments and vehicles based on leads that were developed and tips received from the GBI Tip Line. This investigation remains active and ongoing. Anyone with information pertaining to this this case is urged to contact the GBI at 1-800-597-TIPS (8477).


Last week, the GBI has ruled that 19-year-old Vanita Nicole Richardson and 30-year-old Clarice Truvenia Campbell, who were found dead under the Etowah Bridge on Loop 1 in Rome, were victims of homicide.

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