Newton County Sheriff's Office investigators are taking out a warrant for murder against the estranged husband of a 27-year-old woman found dead Saturday after an autopsy concluded she was killed.
Porfiro Guanchez, 27, who also sometimes goes by the last name Roman, is suspected of attacking his wife in the presence of their young children and killing her sometime between Friday, when deputies responded to a domestic incident call, and Saturday night, when a roommate, co-workers and neighbors found her body at her
"The autopsy results indicated it is a homicide," said Georgia Bureau of Investigations spokesperson John Bankhead. "We're not releasing the cause, just the manner." He previously described the victim as having no obvious fatal wounds.
Guanchez, a Latino man about 5 feet, 200 pounds, was driving a white 2003 Ford F-series truck, possibly a 150 or 250 model, with a Anyone who sees the truck or Guanchez is asked to call the
Guanchez, a Latino man about 5 feet, 200 pounds, was driving a white 2003 Ford F-series truck, possibly a 150 or 250 model, with a
Anyone who sees the truck or Guanchez is asked to call the
Investigators also have a warrant for Guanchez with charges of aggravated assault, concealing a death and cruelty to children in the second degree.
Shortly before the killing, deputies responded to a call at the victim's home about a domestic incident on Friday around 10:45 a.m., according to an NCSO report.
The report cited abusive language but no physical abuse and no act committed with the children present. The victim told deputies there had been somewhere between one to five previous incidents.
No arrest was made because Guanchez was not at the scene, according to the NCSO.
When the victim's body was found around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, her 3-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter were not at the house. Authorities issued a Levi's call for the missing children around 6:30 a.m., but the call was canceled minutes later when they discovered the children had been dropped off by their father at a relative's house, where the father had been staying.