Cellphone pings, license plate readers led to Mount Dora double homicide suspect, police say

Darryl, Sharon Getman found dead Dec. 31 in their apartment

MOUNT DORA, Fla. – Detectives pinged cellphones, engaged license plate readers in three counties and even visited the mother of the woman they say killed a Mount Dora couple in their apartment on New Year’s Eve.

Vickie Williams, 50, is in jail on first-degree murder and grand theft auto charges.

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A new document from Mount Dora police reveals a timeline of events in the investigation that led to Williams’ arrest on Jan. 3.

Darryl and Sharon Getman, a retired couple in their 80s, were found stabbed to death in their apartment, and their car, a green Kia Soul, was missing.

Sharon and Darryl Getman (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

The document says there were bloody shoe prints and bare footprints around the house.

Police in Mount Dora say security video shows Williams walking in the Waterman Village senior living complex. It also showed the Kia Soul leaving the apartment complex around 2:03 a.m. on Dec. 31.

Police put out a BOLO for the vehicle, which was detected using license plate readers in Greenville and Hardeeville, South Carolina later in the day.

On Jan. 1 a license plate reader registered the Kia in Savannah, Georgia, where police intercepted Williams outside of an Amtrak station.

Detectives also say they were able to ping the cellphone of one of the victims, locating it in Savannah.


After her arrest in Georgia and subsequent extradition to Lake County, the person of interest in the slaying of a Mount Dora couple last weekend now faces first-degree murder charges.

In interviews, Williams insisted that she got the car from an acquaintance in Georgia named Fuller Blue, that she was living in the car, and that she hadn’t been in Florida in years.

Savannah detectives said they found a coffee cup with a reddish-brown stain on it, possibly blood, as well as a similar-colored stain on the outside of the vehicle. They also found a pair of Puma slide shoes that matched the ones they say Williams was wearing while walking in the apartment complex.

Detectives say police in Canton, Ohio, also helped in identifying Williams’ by tracking down her mother. They say they showed the woman several pictures of Williams at the Waterman Village and in Savannah, and in all instances she verified that Williams was her daughter.

No information was released on a possible motive for the deaths.

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