Police have arrested a Lawrenceville man and charged him with the murder of his wife, whose body was found behind a Dumpster at the automotive business where he worked.
The remains of 28-year-old Yamilet Rodriguez were found around 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon behind the Express Oil Change at 410 West Pike St.
Rodriguez was reported missing on Oct. 12, and had allegedly been missing since the early morning of Oct. 7, police said. Lawrenceville police had posted photos and a description of the mother of two on their Facebook page in an attempt to find her.
Police arrested her husband, 42-year-old Fernando Perez-Guzman, late Thursday evening.
“There’s still a lot more investigation to be done, but we believe there is enough information at this time to charge him with her murder,” Capt. Jeff Smith of the Lawrenceville police department said.
Rodriguez’s remains were discovered behind the automotive shop after a resident called police concerned about items with a foul odor in a wooded area near the station’s Dumpster, police said. The caller had also noticed some recent suspicious activity in the area.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation officers and Lawrenceville police spent the afternoon canvassing the area with cameras, documenting any evidence they might come across. Additional officers went to a nearby apartment complex, though they would not divulge the exact location.
A representative of Express Oil Change said he didn’t want to speak with media, stating that his business was “fully cooperating with police” and that he was not at liberty to discuss anything further.