LAWRENCEVILLE - The two bodies found near the Old Farm Estates subdivision in Lawrenceville were identified by the Gwinnett County Medical Examiner's Office on Thursday.
The bodies of Christian Denisse Tueme, a 24-year-old woman, and Gustavo Gomez-Rosas, a 36-year-old man, were found lying in a wooded area early Monday afternoon.
According to a press release by the Hall County Sheriff's Office, Tueme had been missing since Oct. 2. Tueme called her family and told them she would be home within an hour on that date, but she never made it back.
Her last known contact was with Gomez-Rosas, reported missing from DeKalb County on Oct. 16.
A witness who worked with Tueme at the Sevilla florist shop on Atlanta Highway in Gainesville saw her talking with Gomez-Rosas on the last day she was seen. Her brother, Andree Tueme, believed they were talking about a later meeting, according to an earlier media report.
The Hall County Sheriff's Office reported that Tueme's white Chevrolet Tahoe was found behind the El Norteno Restaurant just off Jimmy Carter Boulevard on Oct. 6. Gomez-Rosas' black Chevrolet Tahoe was found at the nearby Atlanta Bread Company restaurant a week later.
Gwinnett investigators would not comment on the relationship between Tueme and Gomez-Rosas. Police said the conditions of the bodies was consistent with the two being missing since October.
Investigators are treating the case as a double homicide.
"The crime scene indicates natural death and suicide were not factors in their deaths," said Cpl. Darren Moloney, Gwinnett police spokesman. "With those two out, the Police Department will err on the side of caution and investigate this incident as a double homicide."
The skeletal remains of the missing persons were discovered Monday by Edgar Sanchez, 17, and his sister, Diana, 13. The Old Farm Estates residents were taking a shortcut to a nearby McDonald's when they came across the bodies in the wooded backyards of two homes on Los Alamos Place off Ga. Highway 20.