Rossana Delgado

5 suspects now in custody in murder of gorgeous Georgia Lyft driver; 3 still at large

Authorities said Saturday they have now arrested five suspects in the death of a Georgia mother of two and Lyft driver earlier this year — and three more suspect remain at large.

Venezuelan-born Rossana Delgado, 37, disappeared in mid-April in DeKalb County, near Atlanta. Four days after she was reported missing, deputies found her body about 100 miles away in the community of Cherry Log.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced it was looking for four people in connection with Delgado’s murder and said at the time that the suspects may have left the state, as CrimeOnline previously reported.

Days later, the GBI announced that it had arrested Calvin Howard, 28, who allegedly was found in possession of Delgado’s red Ford Focus as well as two vehicles belonging to some of the suspects.

Two of the four previously announced suspects — Megan Colone, 30, and Oscar Manual Garcia, 26 — along with a fifth suspect — Juan Antonio Vega, 25 — were arrested on May 15 in Mexico and returned to the United States.

This week, the GBI said that Juan Ayala-Rodriguez, 35, was arrested last Saturday in Mexico and is now in custody in California. He was one of the original four suspects, along with Mario Alberto Barbosa-Juarez, 29, who remains at large.

Also at large are two women identified as suspects later in the investigation, Carolina Jazmin Rodriguez-Ramirez and Maria Chavez, both 28. Barbosa-Juarez and the two women are believed to be in Mexico.

Delgado’s husband reported his wife missing on April 20, after she failed to return home from working as a ride-hail driver. She was last seen in grainy surveillance footage from a Ross store in the company of a woman later identified as Rodriguez-Ramirez.

Investigators have not provided details of the murder or a motive.

To report information about the case or the location of Barbosa-Juarez, Rodriguez-Ramirez, or Chavez, call the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-597-TIPS (8477).

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