Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office announced Saturday that the husband of a Georgia mom-of-four, who was missing for over two weeks, had been arrested when deputies discovered her body.
Donell Anderson, a man in his 40s, was arrested Friday night on charges of in connection with the disappearance and murder of Imani Robertson. She was last seen on July 16, , leaving the house of her mother. She was last seen on July 16 in Conyers, Georgia after leaving her mother’s house. Her car was found in pieces and torched in Atlanta.
Images sent by her family , to NBC News affiliate WXIA Atlanta, appeared to show charred fragments of her car still lying around the location where it was discovered. The family of Roberson also sent WXIA video footage from the doorbell camera of a neighbor. It appeared that the vehicle was pulling out the driveway on the night she disappeared.
At a press conference, Sheriff Eric Levett announced that Anderson was arrested in an Atlanta apartment and charged with felony killing, malice murder and aggravated assault. He also had a firearm. He also said that there would be more arrests.
The sheriff assured reporters that “this investigation is still underway and I can assure you another arrest will be done.”
She and her children visited her mother the night before Roberson disappeared for a dinner with her family. Roberson, along with two of her three-year-old and one-month old children, left for home to return, according to her family and the authorities.
According to the sheriff, the other two children, aged 11 and 9, were at the grandmother’s home.
Clarine Andujar White, Roberson’s mom, repeatedly called her daughter the next day but she didn’t answer. Authorities said she went to the house and found no one. Andujar White filed a report of a missing person on July 17.
Authorities have confirmed that all four children are in safe custody.
Andujar White said that it was a “very hard day” for her family.
She said, “When I could not reach Imani nearly three weeks ago I knew that something was wrong.” Last night, my worst fears came true and our family was devastated.
Ronald Acklin said that “this was not the news” Roberson’s dad wanted to hear.
He said, “I said goodbye to my daughter yesterday,” through tears.
The sheriff’s office continues to ask anyone with information about the crime to come forward.
“Put yourselves in the shoes this family. “Put yourself in the shoes” of the mother and father, who have lost not only a child but a daughter with four babies that are as young as one month old. “If you are a person of heart, and you have information about something… please call us and provide it.”