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Woman found dead in home on Ashley Court
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A 27-year-old Newton County mother was found dead in her home on Ashely Court late Saturday night and investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigations are looking for her estranged husband as a suspect.


The mother, whose name is being withheld as authorities notify the next-of-kin, was found by her roommate and co-workers who went looking for her when she didn't show up for work, said GBI spokesperson John Bankhead.


"We don't know how she died. We're pretty sure foul play is involved, but it's not anything obvious," said GBI spokesperson John Bankhead. He said there were no signs of forced entry and investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy to be done Monday morning.


The victim's 3-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter were not at the house when her body was found and authorities issued a Levi's call for the missing children around 6:30 a.m. 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.


The father - Porfiro Guanchez, 27, who also occasionally goes by the last name Roman - is a suspect in the case. Investigators have a warrant for him with charges of aggravated assault, concealing a death and cruelty to children - for possibly exposing them to violence.


There were previous domestic incidents at the house, where Gaunchez also used to live, according to Bankhead.


Gaunchez was reportedly driving a 2003 white Ford F-150 truck with a Georgia tag of ASI-6615. 


Anyone who sees the truck is asked to call 911. Anyone with information about the incident can contact the NCSO Criminal Investigations Division at (678) 625-1400 or leave anonymous tips at (678) 625-5007 and online at

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