The husband of Imani Roberson, a 29-year-old Georgia woman who had been missing for nearly three weeks, has been apprehended and charged with her murder. Donell Anderson was taken into custody following a press conference held by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, where they revealed the discovery of Roberson’s body.
Sheriff Eric Levett stated that there were clear signs of foul play involved in Roberson’s disappearance. Roberson, a mother of four, was last seen by her mother on July 16 after having dinner with her children at home. She left her mother’s house with two of her younger children while her two older children stayed with their grandmother. She was last seen driving her white Mazda SUV on Plantation Boulevard.
The following day, after several unsuccessful attempts to reach her daughter, Roberson’s mother visited her home, only to find it empty. She promptly reported her daughter missing to the police. The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office immediately launched an investigation, contacting Roberson’s family and friends and identifying places she was known to frequent.
On July 27, Roberson’s car was discovered in a wooded area off Camp Creek Parkway near Union Road in Atlanta. The vehicle had been set on fire from the inside. Surveillance footage from a Ring camera across the street from Roberson’s office showed the car hastily leaving the driveway on the day she disappeared.
The investigation led authorities to the home Roberson shared with her husband, Anderson. Sheriff Levett said, “This investigation led us to conduct several search warrants on homes, including the home of our victim, a car, and cell phones.” He added that they spoke to several individuals and collected evidence, including blood found in Roberson’s home.
Roberson’s body was discovered on Friday morning with the help of a cadaver K-9. The body matched Roberson’s description, including tattoos that matched photos provided by her family. Anderson was arrested later that day at an apartment in Atlanta by a SWAT team dispatched by the sheriff’s office. He faces charges of felony murder, malice murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime. Sheriff Levett stated that the investigation is ongoing, and more individuals could face charges.