The Roswell Police Department reported that it received confirmation from the Office of the Medical Investigator regarding the identity of the male body that was found in a shallow grave in the 200 block of East 12th Street on Wednesday. OMI was able to identify the victim using dental records.
Family members, who came to the site of the grave, Thursday, stated the police had asked for the young man’s dental records. The sister said the family had reported the 19-year-old missing early in October after he disappeared on Oct. 8 following a job interview.
The police will not release the name of the victim until the family has been officially notified of the results.
Investigating detectives have identified a person of interest in the case, Antonio Orlando Romero Jr., 22, also known as “Landito.” Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Romero.
The police consider Romero armed and dangerous. The public is advised not to approach Romero, but to contact the police department immediately, 624-6770 with any information, or call Crime Stoppers 888-594-8477. Romero, aka Landito, is described as 5 feet, 5 inches tall, 115 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair.