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Investigators find new lead in murder case
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A truck sought in connection with the August murder has been located in Atlanta, though the suspect, Porfirio Roman, was still nowhere to be found as of Friday.


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


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) 625-1400. Callers can remain anonymous.