3 suspects wanted for murder of missing Georgia mother arrested in Mexico, police say

GILMER COUNTY, Ga. — Three people wanted on murder charges in Gilmer County were arrested in Mexico over the weekend.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Megan Colone, 30, Oscar Manuel Garcia, 26, and Juan Antonio Vega, 25, were arrested with the help of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Atlanta, HSI Harlingen, Texas and Attaché Matamoros, Mexico.

All three are facing charges in connection to the murder of Rossana Delgado.

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Delgado, who live in Barrow County, disappeared April 16 from the DeKalb County area. Her body was discovered in a cabin in Gilmer County days later.

Delgado’s husband said his wife was finishing a fare driving for a taxi service when she vanished. She was at Plaza Fiesta off Buford Highway when he talked to her last. She said she was about to drive her client to a house 30 minutes away.

Johnny Castro said that when she didn’t come home, he tracked her cellphone to a home near Decatur.

“At that location we found a mask with some blood. We called the police at that moment,” Castro said.


Police have not revealed how Delgado was killed or any potential motive.

Investigators had released the name of four suspects but had been unable to identify Vega, the fifth suspect, until recently.

On April 30, 10 days after Delgado’s body was found, police said Delgado’s red Ford Focus has been recovered as well as two vehicles that belonged to two of the suspects wanted in her murder. They arrested Calvin Harvard, 28, and charged him with tampering with evidence and theft by receiving stolen property.

Colone, Garcia and Vega were all returned to the US and are currently in Texas detention facilities. They will be extradited to Georgia to face murder charges.

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Investigators say Colone was traveling with her children, who have been safely returned to the United States.

Two suspects, Juan Ayala-Rodriguez and Mario Alberto Barbosa-Juarez, remain on the run. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the suspects is asked to call the GBI Tipline at 1-800-597-TIPS (8477). If you see any of them, do not approach them, and call 911 immediately.