New lead found in Ro­man mur­der case

Fugi­tive's truck lo­cated in ATL

The Covington News - - Front Page - By Am­ber Pittman

A truck sought in con­nec­tion with the Au­gust mur­der has been lo­cated in At­lanta, though the sus­pect, Por­firo Ro­man, was still nowhere to be found as of Fri­day.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors from the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment have been looking for 27-yearold Ro­man since Aug. 23 when neigh­bors and friends found his es­tranged wife Car­men Guanchez dead in her Ashley Court home. Au­topsy re­sults con­cluded that the 27year-old mother of two was mur­dered.

A war­rant was is­sued for Ro­man’s ar­rest on charges of mur­der, ag­gra­vated as­sault, con­ceal­ing a death and cru­elty to chil­dren in the sec­ond de­gree but for sev­eral weeks in­ves­ti­ga­tors were un­able to find Ro­man or his ve­hi­cle. With the as­sis­tance of the At­lanta Po­lice Depart­ment, the white Ford F-150 was lo­cated at Harts­field-Jack­son At­lanta In­ter­na­tional Air­port. The ve­hi­cle was pro­cessed at the

scene and then brought back to New­ton County for fur­ther in­spec­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to NCSO spokesper­son Lt. Bill Wat­ter­son, it is their as­sump­tion that Ro­man has left the state.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion on the where­abouts of Por­firio Ro­man - who also goes by the last name of Guanchez is asked to con­tact the NCSO at (678) 6251400. Callers can re­main anony­mous.

Mandi Singer/The Cov­ing­ton News

Miss­ing owner: The Ford F-150 of fugi­tive Por­firo Ro­man was found at the At­lanta Harts­field-Jack­son air­port. Ro­man is wanted for the al­leged Aug. 23 mur­der of his wife, Car­men Guanchez.

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