Donell Anderson has been charged with murder by police investigating the disappearance and death of Georgia woman Imani Robertson.
Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office hosted a press briefing on Saturday morning after Roberson’s remains were found. Roberson was a 29-year old mother of four who had been missing nearly three weeks.
Sheriff Eric Levett said, “It is clear that foulplay was evident in this disappearance.”
Levett stated that Roberson’s mother last saw her on 16 July after she had dinner with her four kids at her house. Roberson, who had just left her mother’s home, returned with her two children, including a baby of one month and a three-year old, after spending the night at her grandmother’s. Roberson drove off in her white Mazda SUV along Plantation Boulevard.
After several failed attempts to reach her daughter, and growing concerned, Roberson’s mother returned to the home of her daughter. The grandmother called the police when she found that no one was at home.
Levett stated that the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office opened an immediate investigation, contacted Roberson’s family and friends, and identified places where Roberson was known for frequenting.
Police found Roberson’s car on July 27 in a wooded location off Camp Creek Parkway, near Union Road. The car had reportedly been burned from the inside. The video, obtained by FOX5 Atlanta from a house across the street Roberson’s office, showed the car pulling quickly out of the driveway the day she disappeared.
Police conducted an investigation that led them to the home shared by Roberson with her husband Donell Anderson.
Levett stated that “this investigation led us conduct search warrants at several homes, including the victim’s home, a vehicle and cell phones.” “We also spoke with several people and collected evidence, including blood, in the home of our victim, as well as other locations that I will not mention.”
Investigators located Roberson’s corpse Friday morning, according to the sheriff. They used a K-9 cadaver. The body was described as Roberson’s, and had tattoos that matched the photos her family provided.
A SWAT team sent by the sheriff’s office was able to arrest Anderson at an Atlanta apartment on Friday. He is accused of felony murder and malice killing, as well as aggravated assault, and possessing a firearm during the commission of crime.
Levett informed reporters that the investigation is still open and additional individuals could be charged.