Vickie Lynn Williams aged 50, was brought into the Lake County facility on Friday for allegedly killing an elderly couple at a retirement community in Florida.
Police previously searched for her for allegedly stealing a car from Sharon Getman, 80, and Darryl Getman, 83. The couple was found dead at their home at the Waterman Village retirement community on sadly, New Year’s Eve.
Interim Police Chief Michael Gibson once told reporters that Williams was caught sight of several times at Waterman Village on Dec. 30 and Dec. 31. Incidents involved her getting kicked out by security, asking a female tenant permission to use the shower, or looting keys from that same female tenant. Hours before the couple was found dead, surveillance camera also showed her leaving the facility in the Getmans’ car the early morning of New Year’s Eve, Gibson said.
Officers have said Williams was captured and held in Chatham County, Georgia, for allegedly stealing the car but not for killing the Getmans. However, Gibson did say they were working on probable cause for murder.
Gibson told there is no known affinity between Williams and the city of Mount Dora and that she has very limited connection with anything in Central Florida. He added, “It appears it was a random crime.”
The couple’s children Anthony and Brittany Getman said in a statement released on Wednesday, “We are stunned, devastated, and heartbroken by the horrific murder of our parents, Mom and Dad had been residents of Mount Dora for over 20 years and truly cherished the area. They were living their best years staying active and spending time with their many friends.”
Charges are two counts of first-degree murder and one count of grand theft of a motor vehicle will be faced by Williams. Arraignment is scheduled for Jan. 30.