Rockdale County Sheriff's Office Lt. Matthew Wolfe told a Rockdale County magistrate judge on Wednesday that investigators used cell phone towers to help place the location of a suspect in the arson/murder of Martin Villa-Gomez.
Tora Reed, 34, of Lithonia, was arrested back in May after DNA tests on a cigarette butt placed him at the scene of the May 4 arson.
Wolfe said he "purchased a cell phone and drove by the towers to get a hit off the tower by Turner Grove Drive"
According to statements, that may match the placement of Reed during the suspected arson on the night of May 4 going into the morning of May 5.
Reed is one of four suspects in a murder case of an Auburn man whose burned body was found in Rockdale on February.
Before Reed's May 12 arrest, a cigarette butt found at the crime scene was collected and sent to the GBI to test for DNA. The test results came back with a match for Reed.
Reed's name had also come up previously during the investigation as connected to the other suspects that were arrested in February and March - Antonio Lindsey, 39, of Lithonia, Deodrick Ricardo Rivers, 31, of Ellenwood, and Kelton Perez Franklin, 36, of Snellville.