Who killed Rossana Delgado? Eighth suspect arrested in Georgia mother's murder

Rossana Delgado, 37, a Bethlehem mother, was last seen in DeKalb County in mid-April and was reported missing after that


                            Who killed Rossana Delgado? Eighth suspect arrested in Georgia mother's murder
Rossana Delgado was found dead after she went missing in April 2021 (NCME)

GILMER COUNTY, GEORGIA: Rossana Delgado, a taxi driver and mother of two children, was found dead after going missing in April 2021. Now, after months of investigation, the eighth arrest has been made in Delgado's murder case.

On Saturday, June 3, The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that Juan Ayala-Rodriguez had been arrested in Durango, Mexico, on June 26, and that he has since been transferred to the US. Three more suspects in the case — Mario Alberto Barbosa-Juarez, Carolina Jazmin Rodriguez-Ramirez and Maria Chavez — are still at large, according to the GBI. In May, Megan Alyssa Colone, 30, of Stone Mountain; Oscar Manuel Garcia, 26, of Austell; and Juan Antonio Vega, 25, were taken into custody in Mexico. "The GBI and the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office continue to actively investigate this case and the individuals involved in the murder of Rossana Delgado," the GBI said. Delgado was killed in Gilmer County, authorities have said.

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We also covered the case of Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old marketing executive who was murdered while she was returning from her friend's house in March 2021. Later it was found that she was raped and murdered by married police officer Wayne Couzens.

Delgado, 37, a Bethlehem mother, was last seen in DeKalb County in mid-April and she was reported missing on April 16, 2021. Just four days after being reported missing, on April 20, her body was found during a welfare check at a Cherry Log home. Calvin Harvard, 28, of Covington, was charged for tampering with evidence and theft by receiving stolen property. Investigators said Harvard had Delgado's car, which was reported stolen.

Delgado's close friends said that she spoke to her husband around 7 pm on the day she went missing, right before picking up a person for her job. That was the last time he spoke with her. He reported her missing about eight hours later.

Surveillance footage reveals that the last time she was seen was at a Ross store in the Chamblee mall called Plaza Fiesta in Atlanta, next to another woman. Delgado's husband allegedly traced her last moves through her phone. He was able to track the phone to a home in DeKalb County and said the signal was there for roughly one hour before heading to a public storage unit on Covington Highway. There, Delgado's husband found a face mask with blood on it.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Ayala-Rodriguez or Barbosa-Juarez is asked to call the GBI Tipline at 1-800-597-TIPS(8477) and report information online via the GBI's website. Tipsters can also download the mobile app, See Something Send Something. Authorities say the suspects should not be approached. Anyone who sees any of these individuals should dial 911.

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