Rossana Delgado death – five people in custody after ‘killing of Lyft driver mom’ as officers hunt three more suspects

FIVE people are now in custody after allegedly killing a Lyft driver mom as a hunt is underway for three more suspects, according to authorities.

Georgia authorities announced on Saturday that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office are actively investigating the case of Rossana Delgado and looking to find and arrest the other three murder suspects.

Rossana Delgado, 37, was last seen alive at a mall in Atlanta, Georgia on April 16 after telling her husband she was picking up a passenger and would then be heading home.

The Venezuelan-born taxi driver and mother of two was later found dead.

She never returned to her home in Barrow County that night and her body was found four days later at a home in Cherry Log, a small rural community 87 miles away.

Investigators have not released any information about Delgado's killing, however, five suspects are now in custody after being linked to her murder.

A GBI news release, published on July 3, states: "A coordinated effort to locate and arrest the other three murder suspects, Mario Alberto Barbosa-Juarez, Carolina Jazmin Rodriguez-Ramirez and Maria Chavez is active and ongoing."

Chavez, Rodriguez-Ramirez, and Barbosa-Juarez are believed to be in Mexico.

Meanwhile, the five suspects in custody are Calvin Howard, 28, Megan Colone, 30, and Oscar Manual Garcia, 26, Juan Antonio Vega, 25, Juan Ayala-Rodriguez, age 35.

Ayala-Rodriguez was arrested in Mexico and is in custody in California and Howard, was allegedly found with Delgado’s red Ford Focus and the vehicles of the other suspects.

Colone, Garcia, and Vega were apprehended on May 15 in Mexico and later taken to the US.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation first issued arrest warrants for four of the five suspects back in April.

They were identified as Georgia residents Megan Alyssa Colone, Juan Ayala-Rodriguez, and Oscar Manuel Garcia, as well as Mario Alberto Barbosa-Juarez.

Delgado was reported missing by her husband eight hours after he spoke to her over the phone on April 16, when she told him she was picking up her last passenger of the day.

The mother-of-two was last seen on surveillance footage at a Ross store in Chamblee mall called Plaza Fiesta, next to another woman.

Concerned for his wife's safety, Delgado's husband was able to trace her last movements through her phone.

He was able to track the device 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, he discovered a face mask with blood on it, according to 11 Alive.

Her body was found four days later on April 20 after authorities conducted a welfare check at a home in Cherry Log.

What led the authorities to that address is not immediately clear.

Delgado's car, a red Ford Focus, has still not yet been found, police said.

A cause of death has not yet been released, pending an autopsy.

Anyone with information about the suspects has been urged to contact GBI directly.

The agency can be contacted via its anonymous tip line at 1-800-597-8477 or on its website.

"If you see any of these individuals, do not approach them. Call 911 immediately," the agency said.

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