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Georgia’s missing husband, mother of four, is arrested and charged with murder

The husband of a Georgia mother of four who had been missing for more than two weeks was arrested after deputies found her body, the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday.

Donell Anderson was taken into custody Friday evening in connection with the disappearance and death of Imani Roberson. She was last seen on July 16 in Conyers after leaving her mother’s house. Her vehicle was later set on fire and found in pieces in the Atlanta area, about 25 miles away.

Imani Roberson. (via WXIA)

Images provided by her family to NBC News affiliate WXIA in Atlanta appeared to show charred pieces of her vehicle still lying around the spot where it was found. And video from a neighbor’s doorbell camera, also provided by her family to WXIA, appeared to show the vehicle pulling into Roberson’s driveway the night she went missing.

Anderson was arrested at an Atlanta apartment and charged with murder, murder with intent, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm, Sheriff Eric Levett said at a news conference. He said more arrests will follow.

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“This investigation is ongoing and I can assure you there will be another arrest,” the sheriff told reporters.

Imani Roberson.  (via WXIA)

Imani Roberson. (via WXIA)

On the day Roberson went missing, she and her four children had visited her mother for a family dinner. Roberson and two of her children, ages 3 and 1 month old, had left to go back home, her family and authorities said.

The other two children, 11 and 9, were staying with the grandmother, according to the sheriff.

The next day, Roberson’s mother, Clarine Andujar-White, called her daughter repeatedly, but she did not answer. She went by the house and found no one there, authorities said. Andujar-White filed a missing person report on July 17.

All four children are safe, authorities said.

Andujar-White said it was a “very difficult day” for the family.

“When I couldn’t reach Imani almost three weeks ago, I knew something was wrong,” she said. “Late last night my worst fears were confirmed and our family is devastated.”

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Roberson’s father, Ronald Acklin, said: “This is not the news we wanted.”

“I said goodbye to my daughter yesterday,” he said with tears in his eyes.

The sheriff’s office is still asking anyone with information to come forward.

“Put yourself in the shoes of this family. Put yourself in the shoes of this mother and father who not only lost a daughter, they also lost a daughter who has four children who are less than a month old,” the sheriff said. “If you have a heart and you know something… you would call us and give us information.”

This article was originally published on NBCNews.com

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