Woman now 7th person wanted in Georgia taxi driver’s slaying

June 18, 2021 GMT

ATLANTA (AP) — A seventh person is now wanted in the April death of a Georgia taxi driver found slain far from her home.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Friday that it has obtained a murder warrant for 28-year-old Maria Katherine Chavez Encarnacion of Marietta. Investigators say Encarnacion was last known to be in Mexico.

Encarnacion is accused in the death of 37-year-old Rosanna Delgado.

Delgado was a Venezuelan immigrant who lived in Bethlehem, northeast of Atlanta. She went missing on April 16 after telling her husband she was going to pick up a fare in the Atlanta suburb of Chamblee. Family and friends say her husband tried to trace her whereabouts via his wife’s cell phone, but only found a bloody mask. The mother of two was found dead on April 20 at a rental cabin in Cherry Log in northern Georgia’s mountains, far from her home and last known whereabouts.


Three suspects in the case were arrested in May in Mexico and returned to the United States. They are 30-year-old Megan Alyssa Colone of Stone Mountain; 26-year-old Oscar Manuel Garcia of Austell and 25-year-old Juan Antonio Vega. Stone Mountain and Austell are two Atlanta suburbs.

GBI has not commented on a motive for the killing, nor disclosed how Delgado was killed.

Police said they are still seeking Encarnacion, 25-year-old Juan Ayala-Rodriguez of Gainesville, 29-year-old Mario Alberto Barbosa-Juarez of Oklahoma City and 28-year-old Carolina Jazmin Rodriguez-Ramirez of Oklahoma.

Authorities said a man in Covington, east of Atlanta, was arrested earlier on charges of tampering with evidence and receiving stolen property in the case. Investigators recovered Delgado’s Ford Focus along with two vehicles that belonged to two of the murder suspects.