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Georgia officials have confirmed the body of Imani Roberson, a missing mother of four who disappeared two weeks ago, has been found.
Roberson’s husband, Donell Anderson, was arrested and charged with murder, the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday.
“Our family is devastated. “It’s extremely difficult for us to be here today,” Roberson’s mother, Clarine Andujar-White, said at a news conference over the weekend.
The Georgia mother was last seen on July 16 at her mother’s home, where she and her children were having Sunday dinner. She disappeared after leaving home with two of her four children. Roberson’s car was later burned and found in pieces about 24 miles from where she was last seen.
During the investigation, the local sheriff’s office also found blood at the home where Roberson lived with her husband and children, as well as at undisclosed locations. Authorities later found Roberson’s body a few miles from her burned-out car.
Her husband was arrested on Friday and faces charges of first degree murder, first degree murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm. Investigators say more charges and more arrests are possible. Police say four of Roberson’s children are safe.
During a press conference over the weekend, Andujar-White thanked the public for their support and the media for helping spread her daughter’s story. She also thanked the police officers and investigators who, despite the tragic outcome, worked to find her daughter.
The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office has released information about a candlelight vigil in the community that will be held on August 7 in honor of Roberson’s memory. According to police, the family asked those present to bring candles and purple or white balloons.