Police in Georgia launch hunt for woman and four male suspects in death of cab-driver mom, 37, found dead four days after she picked a fare and her phone was tracked to a storage unit where a ‘bloody face mask was found’
Footage released by her family in what they believe is the last time Rossana Delgado was seen alive, she was checking out at the cash register in a Ross Store in Atlanta, on April 16
Cops are now hunting for five suspects after the mother-of-two was declared missing hours later, and her dead body was found at a home in Gilmer County on April 20
Her husband had tracked her phone to a storage unit where a ‘bloody face mask was found’
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation obtained warrants accusing four suspects – Megan Alyssa Colone, 30, Juan Ayala-Rodriguez, 35, Oscar Manuel Garcia, 26, and 29-year-old Mario Alberto Barbosa-Juarez in Delgado’s death
Although police obtained images of a fifth suspect, he is yet to be identified
All five suspects remain at large
Police advised that anyone who has information about the suspects should not approach them, but immediately call the GBI Tipline at 1-800-597-TIPS(8477)
Authorities are searching for five suspects wanted on murder charges in the killing of a woman whose body was found in north Georgia just days after her phone was tracked to a storage unit where a bloody face mask was recovered.
Mother-of-two Rossana Delgado had been missing for four days when her body was found at a home in Cherry Log, Gilmer County on April 20. It twas another another four days before the Georgia Bureau of Investigation issued warrants for four suspects believed to be connected to Delgado’s murder. Although police obtained images of a fifth suspect, he is yet to be identified.
Friends said that 37-year-old Delgado, spoke to her husband around 7pm on April 16 before she picked up a fare. He reported her missing about eight hours later. According to a press release, the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office conducted a welfare check at a residence in Cherry Log, Georgia, on Tuesday at 7am.
The victim found at the scene was later identified as Delgado who was reported as a missing person in Barrow County, Georgia, on April 17.
Footage released by her family in what they believe is the last time she was seen alive shows Delgado in a Ross Store in the Mall Plaza Fiesta in Atlanta on April 16.
In the clip, Delgado is seen checking out at a register in the store next to another woman.
The two appear to know each other but it’s unclear who the other woman in the footage is.
Friends said Delgado spoke to her husband around 7pm on April 16 before she picked up a fare for her job as a cab driver. He reported her missing about eight hours later.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation obtained warrants accusing four suspects in Delgado’s death, but they are still trying to identify a fifth suspect.
The four suspects identified by authorities include Mario Alberto Barbosa-Juarez , 29, of Oklahoma City, Megan Alyssa Colone, 30, of Stone Mountain, and Juan Ayala-Rodriguez, 35, of Gainesville. Police believe Colone is traveling under the alias Grace Beda.
The other suspect so far identified is Juan Ayala-Rodriguez, 35, of Gainesville, and Oscar Manuel Garcia, 26, of Austell. fith male suspect is yet to be identified in the murder of Rossana Delgado. Police released two images of the unidentified suspect on Monday
Delgado’s husband was able to track her phone to a home in DeKalb County. He told investigators that her phone was there for about an hour before it was tracked to a storage unit on Covington Highway.
He arrived at the storage unit and reportedly found a face mask with blood on it, according to 11Alive.
The mask is being analyzed for DNA, family friends said.
Investigators believe the suspects may no longer be in Georgia. They also released two photos of a man they believe is the fifth suspect. The man in the photos appears to be wearing jeans, a dark hoodie, and a blue cap with a white logo on it.
Colone may be traveling under the alias, Grace Beda, is believed to be traveling with her minor children, authorities said. ‘Authorities nationwide have been alerted about these individuals,’ the GBI said.
A cause of death has not been released but an autopsy will be conducted.
A motive has not been determined killing and investigators haven’t specified how the suspects were connected to the death.
Police advised that anyone who has information about the suspects should not approach them, but immediately call the GBI Tipline at 1-800-597-TIPS(8477).
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