3 arrested in Mexico for alleged murder of Barrow Co. woman


Rossana Delgado

By Joe Johnson

Three of five suspects in the alleged murder of a Barrow County woman were recently arrested in Mexico, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

The arrests were made Saturday, in a coordinated effort by the GBI, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Consulate Attaché in Matamoros, Mexico.

Arrested for the mid-April murder of 37-year-old Bethlehem resident Rossana Delgado in Gilmer County were Megan Alyssa Colone, 30, of Stone Mountain, Oscar Manuel Garcia, 26, of Austell and Juan Antonio Vega, 25 of Cobb County.

Following their arrests, the suspects were transported to detention facilities in Texas, where they will remain pending their extradition to Georgia.

Authorities said Delgado was last seen alive April 16 in DeKalb County.

The woman was the mother of two children who worked for a taxi service in Gwinnett County, according to the Barrow County Sheriff's Office, which said the woman’s husband reported her missing on April 17.

The husband reportedly tracked Delgado’s phone to a location near Chamblee, where he also found a blood-stained mask.

The GBI said the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office found Delgado's body 10 days later during a welfare check at a home in the Gilmer County community of Cherry Log.

Still at large as of Tuesday were murder suspects Juan Ayala-Rodriguez, 35, of Gainesville; ; and Mario Alberto Barbosa-Juarez, 29, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to call the GBI Tip line at 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), report the information online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the mobile app, See Something Send Something.


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