3 cars recovered, man arrested in connection to case of missing mother found dead

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Investigators said three cars have been recovered and a man has been arrested in connection to the case of a missing Georgia mother who was later found dead in a cabin in north Georgia.

Rossana Delgado of Barrow disappeared April 16 and was last seen in DeKalb County. Her body was discovered in a cabin in Gilmer County last week.

On April 30, Calvin Harvard, 28, was arrested and charged with tampering with evidence and theft by receiving stolen property. Additional charges are expected against him as well as additional arrests. It’s unclear if investigators believe Harvard had any connection to Delgado’s death.

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Police said Delgado’s red Ford Focus has been recovered as well as two vehicles that belong to two of the suspects wanted in Delgado’s murder.

Those five suspects remain at large. Investigators have identified them as Juan Ayala-Rodriguez, 35, of Gainesville, Oscar Manuel Garcia, 26, of Austell and Mario Alberto Barbosa-Juarez, 29, of Oklahoma City, Okla. One suspect has not been identified.

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.

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.

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