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Authorities working to identify fifth suspect in murder of taxi driver, mother of two

Police are looking for several suspects who they believe may have already left Georgia

GILMER COUNTY, Ga. — The search continues for five people that investigators believe may be tied to the death of a metro Atlanta taxi driver and mother of two.

And while authorities have named four of those people publicly, they're now asking for help learning the identify the fifth.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, on Sunday, released two photos of a man they believe was involved in the death of 37-year-old Rossana Delgado. The photos show a man who appears to have a slender build who is wearing jeans, a dark hoodie, and a blue cap that appears to have a white logo on it.

Delgado was reported missing on April 16 and discoveries made by her husband, who tracked her phone, led loved ones to fear that foul play was involved. 

Her close friends said Delgado spoke to her husband around 7 p.m. last Friday night, 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.

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Rossana Delgado

Surveillance video shows the last moments she was seen, at a Ross store in the Chamblee mall called Plaza Fiesta, next to another woman.

Friends and family don't know who she is but they said Delgado's husband was able to trace his wife's 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 ask with blood on it.

While her body was found on April 20, her family wasn't aware of the discovery until Saturday when the Georgia Bureau of Investigation released details on the murder investigation which was launched by the Gilmer County Sheriff's Office days earlier.

The investigation began after a welfare check in Cherry Log, Georgia where deputies discovered and eventually identified Delgado's body.

With the help of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, authorities have now identified four of the five people they believe are connected to her murder.

Credit: Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Suspects in death of Rossana Delgado: Oscar Manuel Garcia, left, Megan Alyssa Colone, Mario Alberto Barbosa-Juarez and Juan Ayala-Rodriguez

According to a statement released on Saturday afternoon, investigators are looking for 30-year-old Megan Alyssa Colone of Stone Mountain, 35-year-old Juan Ayala-Rodriguez of Gainesville, 26-year-old Oscar Manuel Garcia of Austell, and 29-year-old Mario Alberto Barbosa-Juarez of Oklahoma City Oklahoma. Colone may also be traveling under the alias Grace Beda.

Investigators also believe they may already be outside of Georgia.

Anyone with information on the four identified suspects or who may know the fifth is asked to contact the GBI tip line at 1-800-597-8477, visit their online tip website, or download the "See Something, Say Something" App. 

Those who spot the suspects are urged not to approach them but call 911 immediately.

Credit: Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Fifth suspect in Rossana Delgado murder investigation

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